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    Crane Company to Pay Nearly $48 Million After Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    The owner of a crane that reportedly killed two construction workers must now pay nearly $48 million in damages. Although acquitted of criminal manslaughter charges, the owner and his company were the focus of a civil wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a 27-year-old man who was working below the crane when it collapsed, […]

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    Construction Managers Facing Homicide Charges After Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Earlier this year, a construction worker died in Queens after a wall at a worksite collapsed. Now, two managers of the project have been charged with homicide. The two individuals are accused of alleged criminal negligence based on their refusal to close the worksite, even after being warned of dangerous conditions by an engineer assigned […]

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    Deadly Construction Accidents on the Rise in New York

    By Dominique A. Penson

    In a recent incident, an air conditioning unit dropped 30 stories from a crane onto Madison Ave. in Manhattan, injuring 10 people. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, but according to an article in the New York Times, these types of construction site accidents are on the rise across the city. The statistics are sobering […]

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    Manhattan Crane Accident Injures 10 People

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Construction workers were lifting a piece of mechanical equipment on a crane Sunday, May 31 when the equipment reportedly snapped off and fell 28 stories. According to authorities, 10 people were injured in the accident, including two construction workers and eight passersby who were walking or driving below. Fortunately, all of the victims were only […]

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    Fall from Scaffolding Kills Construction Worker in the Bronx

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A construction employee was working at a Bronx public housing development when he reportedly slipped and fell from scaffolding. The 25-year-old worker hit the pavement after falling 15-feet and suffered severe head trauma, according to police who found him unconscious. He later died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. In this particular case, complaints […]

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    Crane Malfunction Kills Construction Safety Director in New

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A crane at a construction site in Midtown Manhattan reportedly killed its safety director after it malfunctioned. The safety director was identified as a 40-year-old man who was inspecting the hydraulics of the equipment when the crane’s boom pinned him against his truck. Firefighters rushed to the construction site on East 44th St. and used […]

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    Worker Killed After Falling 24 Stories Down Elevator Shaft

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A 25-year-old man working on an upscale hotel in Manhattan recently fell to his death down an elevator shaft in the unfinished building. The victim was reportedly installing elevator door frames when the car he was riding in stopped suddenly. A coworker in the car jumped to a landing, but when the victim attempted the […]

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    Cave-in Traps Brooklyn Construction Worker

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A construction worker in Crown Heights was nearly buried alive when the basement hole he was digging unexpectedly caved in. The concrete and dirt he had excavated collapsed on top of him, leaving him trapped underneath the rubble. Paramedics found him conscious but injured, and took him to Kings County Hospital for treatment. Unpredictable construction […]

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    Legal Options After a Construction Site Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Construction jobs are inherently dangerous. The industry is consistently on the top of the list in terms of workplace injuries and fatalities, so it’s important that anyone who works in the field has an understanding of the legal options available in the event of a work-related accident. Should you suffer a construction injury, you generally […]

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    Labor Unions Lend Support to New York Scaffold Injury Law

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Labor unions throughout the state of New York have expressed their support for a new piece of legislation that would force insurance companies to disclose all of the costs related to the state’s scaffold laws.  There have been many vocal opponents to the scaffold laws in New York over the years.  Most opposition comes from […]

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