As construction accident attorneys in New York, we have witnessed the devastating consequences of heat-related injuries among construction workers.
The parents of Tim Barber, a young construction worker who tragically lost his life due to heat stroke on his second day at a new job Upstate NY, have been tirelessly raising awareness about heat-related illnesses. They have played a crucial role in advocating for a New York bill called the Temperature Extreme Mitigation Program, aimed at amending the state’s labor law to provide broader protections against the risks posed by heat and cold stress. Regrettably, despite their efforts, the bill did not successfully pass into law.
With the summer months upon us, it is crucial to shed light on this pressing issue and explore preventive measures that can ensure the safety of construction workers during the summer. By recognizing the risks associated with heat exposure and implementing appropriate safety protocols, we can protect construction workers from the debilitating effects of heat-related injuries.