A total of four construction workers were hospitalized after an interior demolition accident occurred in Manhattan, as reported by PIX11. The emergency response team said that a wall apparently collapsed at the site. They were taken to the Bellevue Hospital with serious but non-fatal injuries. The owner of the building where the accident happened stated that the workers were in the middle of removing a large chandelier as part of the interior demolition job.
There are many laws and regulations regarding safety in the workplace. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) records that construction is one of the industries with the highest number of accidents, the most common of which is falls, making up about a quarter of all claims filed. The nature of construction work makes it dangerous, indeed. As such, it’s really important for employers and owners to be completely compliant with all the regulations.