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Construction workers' deaths prompt legislative action

Construction workers in New York face a number of hazards on the job that can even be life-threatening. In September 2017, two construction workers fell to their deaths, sparking renewed calls for legislative crackdowns on job sites and developers that fail to provide sufficient protection for workers on the job.

Carlos' Law has been proposed to strengthen criminal penalties for managers at construction sites who fail to meet safety standards leading to death or serious personal injuries for construction workers. The bill, which was pursued before in the state Assembly but failed to pass the Senate, is named for a construction worker who died on a job site in 2015.

Members of the state legislature are pushing for tougher criminal penalties, arguing that construction site deaths can't be viewed as accidents when they are caused by job site practices that violate safety protocols and put workers at high risk of harm. The criminal penalties contemplated by the proposed legislation include potential felony charges and fines of up to $500,000 for developers or site managers found responsible for severe injuries or deaths of construction workers at their sites.

Legislators proposing the bill noted that construction workers engage in tough physical labor on a daily basis and can unknowingly put their lives at risk when working at an unsafe job site. Failure to follow safety regulations can lead to major injuries that are devastating to workers and their families, taking their lives or putting their financial future in jeopardy.

For workers who have been injured in construction accidents, legislative changes can be very important. Injured workers face serious consequences, including large medical bills and endangered careers, as a result of construction injuries. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help injured workers seek compensation and recovery for their damages as a result of a workplace injury or accident.

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