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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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    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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    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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  • Construction Accidents

    Barclays Center Construction Worker Killed by Steel Joist

    By Dominique A. Penson

    There has been a great deal of construction around the Barclays Center recently as crews are working on installing a brand-new, environmentally friendly roof. However, a recent accident at the site led to the death of one worker, which has led to significant concerns about safety at the arena. The deceased iron worker, Peter Zepf, […]

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  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful Death Construction Action Settled for $1 Million

    By Michael Barasch

    On April 3, 2012, a Manhattan construction site became the scene of a fatal accident. Work to extend the No. 7 subway line halted when a 170-foot crane collapsed and showered pieces into the excavated pit below. The crane came down on 30-year-old Burlington resident Michael Simermeyer, who died of his injuries.  The Occupational Safety […]

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