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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….

Friday, December 12, 2014

$2.5 Million Settlement For Construction Accident Caused By Violation of Industrial Code

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli settled a $2.5 million construction accident despite the defendants’ arguments that the large pile of concrete that caused plaintiff trip was so open and obvious that plaintiff was responsible for the accident. The accident occurred while the plaintiff was working on a project on the Manhattan side of the…

Friday, October 31, 2014

$2.9 Million Recovery For Staten Island Construction Worker

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Offices of Louis Grandelli reached a settlement of $2.9 million on behalf of a Staten Island steel worker involved in a construction accident. We were able to settle the case for a substantial sum of money despite the defendants’ attempted use of the “open and obvious” defense. The accident occurred at a construction project…

Friday, October 17, 2014

$700,000 Settlement Without Definitive Proof of Negligence

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Offices of Louis Grandelli, P.C., recently settled a construction accident case for $700,000.00, without anyone ever discovering what actually caused the accident to occur. The known facts are straightforward: the plaintiff was working alongside a hoist located on a construction site, when the hoist suddenly dropped on to the plaintiff’s foot, causing him to lose…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

$1.4 Million Settlement Obtained For Client Based Upon Appellate Division – First Department’s Interpretation of Industrial Code §23-1.7(e)(2)

By Louis Grandelli

Our office recently obtained a $1.4 Million settlement on behalf of a Staten Island marble mechanic who was injured at a construction site when he slipped and fell on gravel which had been improperly left in his work area. Prior to trial, the defendant-general contractor made a motion to the New York State Supreme Court to…

Monday, June 23, 2014

$700,000 Settlement For Brooklyn Construction Worker Who Lost Toe

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli, P.C. recently secured a $700,000.00 settlement on behalf of a Brooklyn construction worker who was seriously injured when a personnel hoist dropped on his right foot. His injuries required surgery and resulted in the amputation of his right big toe. On September 30, 2008, the plaintiff, who was 43 years old…

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