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    Number of New York City Construction Injuries Rising Quickly

    By Michael Barasch

    More New York City construction workers were injured in 2018 than in each of the two previous years. Based on data collected by the Department of Buildings (DOB), 2018 was the most dangerous year for city construction workers in nearly a decade, with 761 injuries and 12 deaths reported. Several factors, including an increase in […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    Michael Barasch Comments on Recent Crane Accident in Queens

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, managing partner of the law firm [ln::firm_name], commented that “its a tragedy when any construction worker gets hurt or dies. We must enforce safety regulations. The only way to do this is by hitting negligent building owners where it hurts them the most…in their pocket books. It’s a sad commentary that only huge […]

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    Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet in Midtown Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    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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  • Construction Accidents

    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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    Subway Construction Injury Highlights Risks to Workers

    By Michael Barasch

    A construction worker is suing New York City and the Metro Transportation Authority (MTA) for $55 million following a serious accident on the site of a Second Avenue subway project. He suffered a crushed and lacerated left leg when a large hose went out of control, trapping him 100 feet under the street in the […]

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