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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

COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE IS NOT A VALID DEFENSE UNDER LABOR LAW §240(1)

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…

Friday, April 14, 2017

Louis Grandelli, P.C. Obtains $1 Million for Staten Island Construction Worker

By Leigh Eskenasi

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently obtained a $1 million settlement for a Staten Island construction worker who was injured at a construction site in Manhattan. The settlement was obtained by Louis Grandelli and Ari Lieberman during a mediation following the close of discovery. The plaintiff, a tile setter, was injured while working at the Fulton…

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NYC Explores New Construction Safety Laws

By Louis Grandelli

In an effort to reduce the number of accidents on construction work sites, the New York City Department of Buildings has increased the issuance and enforcement of construction violations. The DOB’s initiative comes after an alarming number of deaths and accidents on such work sites in the last few years. Over the last two years…

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

2 Construction Workers Killed In Crane Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Two construction workers were killed in Queens last week when a crane wire snapped, causing a 6,500 pound steel beam to come crashing down onto the crane’s cab. George Smith, a 47 year old crane operator, and Alessandro Ramos, a 43 year old flag man, were killed while guiding the steel beam when the crane…

Friday, April 22, 2016

Worker Killed In Manhattan When Scaffold Falls 10 Stories

By Louis Grandelli

A construction worker died Thursday, April 21st, when he was struck by a piece of wood while on the job at The Printing House on Hudson Street, in Manhattan. Louis Mata was attempting to dismantle scaffolding from the West Village luxury condo when the plank came loose and fell 10 stories, striking him in the…

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