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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Labor Law § 240 and Plaintiff’s Alleged Comparative Negligence

By uberuser

One only needs to be reminded of those classic black-and-white photographs from the 1920’s showing construction workers eating their lunch while perched on a single steel beam hundreds of feet above the bustling streets of New York City to know that working in the construction industry in New York can present some significant elevation-related safety…

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…

Thursday, October 14, 2021

New York City Halts Construction Due to Safety Concerns

By uberuser

The City of New York has recently issued nearly 1,500 stop work orders citing construction safety. Following a staggering increase in construction accidents, including multiple tragic fatalities, the City of New York has recently issued nearly 1,500 stop work orders for work-sites across the five boroughs. On June 1st, 2021, the New York City Department…

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…

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Elevator Fall in Bronx – Construction Accident

By uberuser

On May 19th, a construction supervisor was tragically killed and another worker injured in a construction accident, when an elevator abruptly crashed down four floors in the Bronx. According to CBS News, the incident occurred at around 8:15 in the morning at 20 Bruckner Boulevard in Mott Haven. Eyewitness reports attested that two employees of…

Friday, June 4, 2021

Brooklyn Roof Collapse – Construction Workplace Accident

By uberuser

Last week, a construction worker in Brooklyn fell off a roof due to the floor collapsing beneath him, causing him to fall 40 feet to the ground. The construction workplace accident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, when the worker fell from the roof of the Flatbush Savings Bank which was in…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


By uberuser

New York City was built and continues to grow in large part as a result of the hard work of construction workers who risk their lives at high elevations. These workers help shape one of the most iconic skylines in the world. Unfortunately, construction workers often work under dangerous conditions and are not provided adequate…

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…

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Non-Delegable Duty Of A Building Owner And General Contractor Under Labor Law § 240(1).

By uberuser

NY Scaffold Law If you have lived in New York City for any amount of time, you have seen your fair share of construction sites, scaffolds, and cranes the size of the skyscrapers. One of the most vital, but understated, bloodlines of the City’s infrastructure is the community of construction workers that works tirelessly to…

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…

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