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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

NYC Department of Buildings Issues Stop Work Order After Construction Accident in Greenpoint Brooklyn

By uberuser

In mid-September, a 46-year-old construction worker was fatally crushed to death in a construction accident while working at a site on Java Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  The construction project, by Lendlease Construction, involved the construction of a new, 14-story building along the Brooklyn waterfront. Following the incident, the New York City Department of Buildings issued…

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Proposed New York State Legislation Aims to Make Construction Work Safer

By uberuser

In April of 2015, a tragic construction accident occurred in Manhattan work site when an unreinforced trench collapsed, crushing a worker. The collapse resulted in the wrongful death of Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old Ecuadorean immigrant.   According to both city and federal regulations, construction work involving trenches deeper than five feet requires that the trenches…

Sunday, June 19, 2022

How Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help You?

By uberuser

Construction workers are more prone to fatal or severe injuries at their workplace, and these accidents can significantly impact the lives of the injured workers and their families. It can result in life-long medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment in life, inability to care for oneself, and even death. If you have been involved…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

As Restrictions Relax, NY Sees an Increase in Construction Accidents

By uberuser

As COVID restrictions have been relaxed and the country moves toward normalcy, in New York City, the amount of construction work has continuously risen through the spring and into the summer.  As construction work increases, so does the number of construction accidents.  Indeed, there have been a total of forty-nine (49) reported construction accident related…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Recent Construction Fatalities Serve As Sobering Reminder Of Workplace Dangers

By uberuser

Construction work is inherently dangerous. The job requires workers to climb scaffolds and ladders to great heights, operate heavy machinery and power tools, and carry out physically demanding activities. Unfortunately, injuries and fatalities are a reality in this line of work. According to the CDC, falls remain the leading cause of construction worker fatalities, making…

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Resuming Construction Poses New Threats for Workers

By uberuser

Last month, as New York City began its phased reopening of businesses and services, construction was one of the first industries to be given the green light. After a nearly three-month hiatus, developers are scrambling to resume progress to try and make up for lost time. While having to adhere to new safety and hygiene…

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

NYC Falling Object Injury

By uberuser

Falling Object Injury Last Thursday, three construction workers at a Broadway theater in New York City were injured when a pipe fell 30 feet, striking one of the workers in the head. The injured workers were working at a theater near Times Square, which was originally built in 1927. After the accident, they were transported…

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident

By uberuser

A Case For A Crane Accident Lawyer Tragedy struck the family of a Brooklyn construction worker in the early hours of Saturday morning when a 7.5 ton counterweight from a crane fell from a height and killed him at a condo construction site in Manhattan. According to the New York Post, Gregory Echevarria, 34, had…

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Construction Safety Week Comes To New York

By Benjamin Zepnick

This week, construction firms across the United States are working together to help eliminate workplace injuries by pledging to educate everyone involved in the construction process on safe workplace practices. Construction Safety Week, which runs from May 7 to May 11, addresses the necessity of maintaining a safe workplace by engaging the national construction community…

Friday, December 1, 2017

When A Scaffold Collapses In Manhattan

By Benjamin Zepnick

On Sunday, November 19th, a scaffold in Lower Manhattan collapsed, injuring six people. Bystanders rushed to clear wooden planks and metal sheets off of two people near the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street. One witness to the incident recalls seeing the collapse which sent wooden beams tumbling down to the street near the “R” and “W”…

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