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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…

Friday, February 12, 2016

Falling Concrete Severely Injures New York City Construction Worker

By Louis Grandelli

On February 7, 2016, a construction worker was severely injured when a chunk of concrete fell on his on head. At the time of the accident, the worker was engaged in a demolition projection the 20th floor of 317 Madison Avenue. Construction workers are often asked to work at heights and under conditions that can…

Friday, February 5, 2016

Crane Collapse In Lower Manhattan Kills 1, Injures 2

By Louis Grandelli

At approximately 8:24 this morning, a construction crane collapsed at 40 Worth Street in downtown Manhattan. Early reports state that one person was killed and two people were injured during the collapse. The crane, which stood 15 to 18 stories high, was being used to swing a wrecking ball when it fell to the ground…

Friday, January 8, 2016

Plaintiff Who Sustains A “Grave Injury” Avoid The Worker’s Compensation Bar To Recovery

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently litigated a case where a plaintiff was injured due to an unsafe worksite, and we were able to prove that the plaintiff had a viable third-party claim against his employer. The injured worker was performing his normal duties at his worksite, when he fell head first into a…

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fatal Collapse at Hotel Construction Site

By Louis Grandelli

Earlier today, at approximately 10:38 a.m., a building on West 38th Street collapsed, killing one and seriously injuring another. A man who was working on the next door building at the time of the accident stated that the ceiling caved in on the top two floors and that “the guy in charge was screaming for…

Friday, August 7, 2015

Supervisors Charged with Homicide in Construction Site Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Even when everything is going right, a construction site can be a dangerous place, but when warnings are ignored and the threat of imminent risk to the safety of workers is simply brushed aside, things can quickly become catastrophic. Unfortunately, that was the case on April 6, 2015, when Carlos Moncayo, 22, of Queens was…

Friday, March 27, 2015

Recent New York City Explosion Leaves 25 Injured with 2 Still Missing

By Louis Grandelli

The recent large explosion that occurred at 121 Second Avenue, New York, New York, has reportedly left at least 25 people injured with two people still missing, and caused the collapse of at least two buildings. Beyond the millions of dollars in property damage, the human cost of this tragedy is staggering. For the families…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Perfect Storm” Results in Catastrophic Injuries from a Manhole Explosion

By Louis Grandelli

Due to several recent snow storms, salt from the roadway is believed to have caused deterioration of electrical cables resulting in a multitude of manhole explosions in the New York City area last month. Unfortunately, one of these exploding manholes struck an elderly Brooklyn man in the head as he was walking his dog, critically injuring him….

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