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NYC Department of Buildings Issues Stop Work Order After Construction Accident in Greenpoint Brooklyn

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

In mid-September, a 46-year-old construction worker was fatally crushed to death in a construction accident while working at a site on Java Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  The construction project, by Lendlease Construction, involved the construction of a new, 14-story building along the Brooklyn waterfront.

Following the incident, the New York City Department of Buildings issued a full-stop work order for the project, and investigations by the Department of Buildings, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the NYPD are still ongoing.  However, a preliminary investigation conducted by the Department of Buildings determined that workers were using an excavator to move large and heavy metal pipes across the site.  It appears that the victim was trying to secure the pipes to the excavator when the extension arm of the excavator weighing over 2,000 pounds collapsed and fell onto him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Unfortunately, at many construction projects in New York City, construction workers are routinely exposed to dangers that can result in severe or fatal injuries.  According to certain OSHA studies, approximately 10% of all serious construction-related accidents involve workers being struck by falling objects.  After all, construction projects are full of heavy, moving machinery and large loads of materials being carried through the air, and if not handled with the appropriate degree of caution, the consequences can be devastating for the workers who may just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When these incidents occur, they significantly impact the lives of injured workers and their families.  Indeed, workplace incidents, even if not fatal, often still have permanent and long-lasting consequences for the worker, including life-long medical expenses, lost wages, the inability to care for oneself, and the permanent loss of enjoyment in life.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction-related incident, an experienced construction accident attorney may be able to help you to obtain justice and receive fair compensation for your losses.


Hiring a reputable construction accident lawyer helps you overcome any obstacles you may face on your journey to get justice and offers the following benefits:

Protecting Your Rights

Injured workers are entitled by law to compensation via third-party claims, worker’s compensation or both. Unfortunately, the path to seeking justice is not that simple. Grandelli Law Firm’s construction accident lawyers are familiar with these hardships and help you protect your rights and fight for justice by adhering to all legal timelines and sourcing relevant documents on time to support your case.

Accurate Valuation of Your Claim

Many injured workers never question the settlement amount offered by the insurers as they are not aware of the damages they may be entitled to. Seasoned construction accident lawyers are well-versed in the tactics of insurance companies and employers who try to reduce the compensation amount. Attorneys will access your damages and negotiate on your behalf to help you get the claim you deserve.

Speeding up the Process

Most workers are unaware of the law, which slows the claim process. With a construction accident lawyer by your side, the claim process goes exponentially faster and helps you seek justice much faster. Also, lawyers look after the entire process of seeking compensation on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about the claim settlement.


If you suffer from a construction accident injury in New York or Staten Island, the experienced lawyers at Grandelli Law Firm are your best ally.  Our skilled attorneys and their compassion, legal resourcefulness, and investigative skills will help you seek justice and secure the maximum amount of compensation.  Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.



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