16 Injured in Bus Accident Near Port Authority Terminal in Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY – Sixteen people were injured, one seriously, in a bus accident on a ramp near the Port Authority terminal around 9:30 a.m Saturday, Aug. 29, the New York Times reports. All sixteen people, including the bus driver, were transported to local hospitals after the bus crashed into a barrier at 39th Street and Ninth Avenue, the Port Authority said. Kevin Ramdayal, a New York Fire Department deputy chief, said multiple individuals were found on the ground outside of...

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UPDATED STORY: Worker killed during water line installation was run over by a front-end loader

FISHKILL, NY – As we reported last week, a construction worker was killed on a job site early Wednesday morning. New details have emerged about the accident, indicating the worker was killed when he was run over by a front-end loader. The victim, 38-year-old Marcos Espinoza Daniel-Guallpa, was killed at approximately 7:11 a.m. on August 19. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Daniel-Guallpa was hired as a contractor by EQL Industries to install new water lines. On the morning of the accident, he...

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Worker injured in New City accident

NEW CITY, NY – A construction worker sustained injuries on Friday afternoon after he was trapped between a building wall and heavy equipment. Workers were performing construction on the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps Headquarters located at 200 Congers Road. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 14, officers from the Clarkstown Police Department received reports that the Ambulance Corps building had partially collapsed. The Ramapo Daily Voice reported that police officers arrived on the scene to find that the building had not...

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Construction worker killed in accident in Fishkill

TOWN OF FISHKILL, NY – A man was killed in a construction accident in the hamlet of Glenham early Wednesday morning, the Mid Hudson News reports. Town of Fishkill Police say that the accident occurred at a construction site near Old Town Road and Washington Avenue at around 7 a.m., when an unnamed 38-year-old man was crushed under a heavy piece of equipment. Emergency responders were unsuccessful in their attempts to treat the victim at the scene. Town of Fishkill Police,...

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Motorcyclist killed in collision with dump truck in the Bronx

BRONX, NY – A man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a dump truck in the Bronx. The crash occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 9th. A 2019 International dump truck and Honda CR80 motorcycle were both traveling south on Boston Road when the truck attempted to turn east on Waring Avenue and the motorcyclist struck the truck’s passenger side. Per the New York Post, the force of the collision threw the motorcyclist to the ground, and...

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Three Injured in Head-On Tractor-Trailor Crash

LEONARDSVILLE, NY – Three people sustained severe injuries in a head-on tractor-trailer crash on Sunday evening. WKTV reports that the crash occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on August 2. William Chaisson was driving his pick-up truck north on State Route 8 near School Street when he collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. Witnesses report that Chaisson drove into the southbound lane and hit the tractor-trailer driven by 44-year-old Justin Parker. Three ambulances and a Mercy Flight emergency helicopter arrived on the scene...

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Tractor-trailer hits, kills woman on Bronx overpass

BRONX, NY – A tractor-trailer struck four cars early Wednesday morning, killing a woman who became pinned between her vehicle and the overpass wall. The victim, Keara Rosa, 27, was killed at approximately 12:15 a.m. on August 5. Rosa was driving her silver Honda Civic on the Cross Bronx Expressway near Marmion Avenue when she experienced car trouble, per the New York Daily News. Rosa reportedly stopped on the eastbound shoulder on the expressway to look under the hood. A 55-year-old...

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New York City Construction Attorney, John J. Nonnenmacher of Oresky & Associates, PLLC Settles Westchester Scaffold Accident For $2,500,000.00

This construction accident settlement involves a 45- year old undocumented worker who fractured his right ankle as the result of falling from a scaffold in Westchester County. The accident occurred on property that consisted of 650 acres of farmland and two buildings. The owner of the property hired the worker’s employer to connect the two existing buildings to create a commercial horse facility. On the day of his accident the worker was in the process of installing a form used...

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Pedestrian injured by falling subway basket in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – A pedestrian was injured when a basket used to catch falling debris fell from an elevated platform on Sunday. The accident occurred at 11:46 a.m. on August 2nd when workers were performing maintenance on the elevated subway platform at Alabama Avenue near Fulton Street. During maintenance, a loosened metal debris basket fell onto a pedestrian standing below the track. The pedestrian sustained severe injuries and was taken to Jamaica Hospital for treatment. The individual is reportedly in stable...

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Bronx & Queens Construction Accident Lawyer John J. Nonnenmacher, Esq of Oresky & Associates, PLLC Settles Worker’s Fall From Ladder Case For $5.6 Million Dollars

This case involves a Bronx plumber’s fall from the 6th rung of an 8- foot A-frame ladder at a construction site. On the date of his construction accident, the worker was employed by a plumbing contractor who was hired by a school to replace the building’s existing plumbing system. At the time of his accident, the worker was attempting to install hangars in the ceiling for new vent pipes when the ladder he was working on shifted and kicked out...

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Bronx & Queens Construction Accident Trial Lawyer John J. Nonnenmacher Wins $6.5 Million Dollar Verdict for Worker Injured in A Ladder Scaffold Accident

On January 16, 2015 the Plaintiff, a 29-year-old undocumented construction worker was injured at a construction site when the scaffold he was working on collapsed. At the time of this accident, the plaintiff was performing taping work to the ceiling on the third floor of the building. His employer had provided him with a flimsy scaffold that did not reach the ceiling. The workers had to place an A-frame ladder on top of the scaffold to perform their work. As...

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Driver killed in collision with tractor-trailer

TUXEDO, NY – Early on Monday morning, a man was killed after he lost control of his SUV and crashed into a parked tractor-trailer on I-87. The collision occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on July 20, as reported by the Daily Voice. Sheik A. Bacchus, 51, was driving his 2013 Dodge Durango on northbound I-87. Near mile marker 38, Bacchus lost control of his SUV and drove off the road. He crashed his car into a 2020 International tractor-trailer that was...

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Manhattan construction platform collapses

MANHATTAN, NY – A construction platform suspended from the top of an 11-story building collapsed on Thursday afternoon, killing one worker and severely injuring three others. ABC 7 New York reports that the accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 16. Multiple construction workers were performing exterior repairs on a building near the intersection of East 36th Street and Lexington Avenue. The workers were standing on a suspended platform to restore the crumbling façade near the building’s roof. The...

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Partial building collapse injures one in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NY – The top of a five-story building in Murray Hill collapsed on Wednesday, causing bricks to fall to the street, injuring one person below. GWYNNE HOGAN/GOTHAMIST A five-story building’s exterior wall began to crumble at approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 8. According to Gothamist, the building, located at 205 East 38th Street, had been previously used as a parking garage, but it was vacant at the time of the collapse. The New York Department of Buildings (DOB) stated that...

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Distracted driver injures construction flagger

HUDSON, NY – A construction flagman was injured on Friday morning when a driver ignored the worker’s stop sign. The construction accident occurred at approximately 8:25 a.m. on Friday, July 10, according to Hudson Valley 360. A 22-year-old flagger was injured while working on a construction site for the Empire State Trail Project. The victim was holding a stop sign and standing on Harry Howard Avenue near Michael Court. A 51-year-old woman driving northeast on Harry Howard Avenue did not...

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