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Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet in Midtown Accident

A construction worker at a Hudson Yards apartment complex project reportedly fell 25 feet on August 3. The worker was on the second floor of the building when witnesses say he plunged through a crevice. He was treated for serious injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Representatives for the Hunter Roberts Construction Group indicated they were cooperating […]

Court Says an Extension Cord is not Proper Hoisting Equipment

An appeals court told the City of New York that it has to give laborers doing brick work at a public school suitable materials, such as a mechanical hoist, to raise and lower buckets of cement from one level of the work site to another. The plaintiff, who worked for the contractor renovating the school […]

Worker Dies in Construction Accident in Manhattan

An accident in the Garment District in Manhattan led to the death of a construction worker, according to the Fire Department of New York. The FDNY was present on the scene responding to an accident call from a construction project located on West 37th Street near 8th and 9th avenues.  Investigators obtained video taken on […]

Upper East Side Crane Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Trial

A May 2008 accident featuring the collapse of a 200-foot-tall crane on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has had a lasting legal impact. Now, a wrongful death trial that had previously been postponed is once again up and running, and the owner of the crane is the defendant in yet another lawsuit stemming from the accident.  […]

Firefighter Files Lawsuit After Suffering Injury in Gas Explosion

A New York firefighter is filing a lawsuit against the city, Con Edison and a landlord of a building in East Harlem after being injured while responding to a major explosion caused by a gas leak this past March. While responding to the explosion, which caused several fatalities, the firefighter says that he suffered a […]

Five Common Workplace Injuries

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 — representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater number of accidents, given the dangerous nature of these jobs. However, employees in the service industry or information technology fields also miss […]

Personal Injury in the Workplace and When to Sue

Most people think that if they’ve been injured on-the-job, they can only collect from workers compensation. While true in some cases, there are exceptions to the rule that enable injured employees to sue for further damages. You may file a products liability suit if you were injured by a defective product If a machine you […]


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