We are happy to announce that The Grandelli Firm will now be known as

GRANDELLI & ESKENASI

The addition of Leigh Eskenasi as a named partner recognizes his dedication to our clients, and his contributions to the numerous multi-million dollar recoveries the firm has obtained, which are among the highest in New York State.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Elevator Fall in Bronx – Construction Accident

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

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 Grandelli & Eskenasi

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 Grandelli & Eskenasi

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 Grandelli & Eskenasi

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 Grandelli & Eskenasi

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, August 4, 2020

Resuming Construction Poses New Threats for Workers

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

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 Grandelli & Eskenasi

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 Grandelli & Eskenasi

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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