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Construction worker survives five-story fall in Ithaca

ITHACA, NY – A construction worker is recovering in the hospital after falling five stories and landing in a dumpster Monday evening. According to WSYR-TV, the incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at a job site located at 709 West Court Street. The 37-year-old man had unhooked the fall protection he was wearing as he prepared to head home following his shift. He fell about five stories from the roof of the building and suffered severe injuries to his neck...

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Employee killed in Manhattan grocery store elevator accident

NEW YORK, NY – A grocery store worker was killed in an elevator accident in Hell’s Kitchen Tuesday evening. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the Food Emporium on West 43rd Street, as the 39-year-old woman was loading a small freight elevator at the cellar level of the building, according to WABC. An investigation by the Department of Buildings believes that the elevator began moving upwards while the woman was still inside, causing a fatal head injury. She has...

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Common Accident Report Forms for Workplace Injuries

One of your first actions after any type of workplace injury is to seek medical care. Your next step is to notify your supervisor, union representative, or another authorized individual about your injury, accident, or illness. You will complete one or more common accident report forms for workplace injuries. These work accident report forms are part of your obligation for reporting the injury and for helping you get benefits for which you may be eligible. Resources for Common Workplace Accident...

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Blasdell man killed in tractor-trailer accident in Sardinia

SARTINIA, NY – Troopers with the New York State Police responded to a fatal collision between a Jeep and a semi truck last Friday. WKBW  reported that 86-year-old Blasdell resident Nelson H. Drosendahl was traveling on State Route 16 when his Jeep was struck by an oncoming Chevrolet tractor-trailer. Drosendahl was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. An unspecified number of other people were transported to ECMC Hospital in Buffalo to be treated for injuries deemed non-life-threatening. No...

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Six injured, including four firefighters, in fire engine and taxi collision

BRONX, NEW YORK – Six individuals were reportedly injured after a fire engine was struck by a livery cab early Wednesday morning. According to CBS New York, firefighters from Engine 73 were en route to a fire when their truck was T-boned at the intersection of East 161st Street and Tinton Avenue at around 2:00 a.m. Four firefighters and two passengers in the cab sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the collision. An investigation into who is at fault for the incident was underway...

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Two injured in construction lift accident in Newport

NEWPORT, NY – Two construction workers were sent to the hospital after a man lift tipped over at a job site northeast of Utica Friday. The incident occurred at 2799 Newport Road shortly after noon on November 27, as reported by Investigators say that four workers were attempting to adjust a set of trusses when a loose truss fell and struck the man lift, knocking it over. A 41-year-old man became pinned under the lift and trusses. Emergency crews extricated...

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Man struck, killed by a tractor-trailer in a hit and run collision

BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – A 71-year-old man died last Thursday afternoon after being struck by a tractor-trailer in a hit-and-run collision in the Bronx. 1010 WINS reports that the accident occurred at the intersection of East 138th Street and Exterior Street, in the borough’s Mott Haven neighborhood, at about 4 p.m. on November 12. Police believe that a southbound truck struck the man, who was discovered lying in the intersection. Emergency responders took the unconscious man to Lincoln Hospital,...

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Food deliveryman killed in collision with Bud Light truck

QUEENS, NY –  A food deliveryman was killed in a collision with a Bud Light truck on Thursday, the New York Daily News reports. The deliveryman was identified as Alfredo Cabrera Licona, a resident of Astoria. Mr. Cabrera Licona was 35 years old and is survived by his wife and two children. According to witness statements, the scooter and the Bud Light truck were headed in the same direction on Astoria Boulevard and both had the light when the truck’s...

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Pedestrian struck and killed by cement truck in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY– A 34-year-old woman was fatally struck by a cement truck while crossing a notoriously dangerous road in New York on Monday morning. The name of the victim has not been released. The New York Police Department (NYPD) reported the pedestrian was run over on Bushwick Avenue between Troutman and Jefferson streets just after 7:00 a.m. The cement truck driver, a 49-year-old man, is an employee of Kings Ready Mix Inc. The driver was not criminally charged. Kings...

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Three people critically hurt in New York school bus crash

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. –  An accident on the two-lane of Route 207 resulted in injuries to three people, including one child. ABC News reports that a school bus collided with a work truck Wednesday morning in New Windsor, sixty-six miles northeast of New York City. The bus was from Little Britain Elementary School. The crash happened less than five miles from Little Britain Elementary School. The work truck involved was owned by a local tree trimming service company. The New...

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Workplace accident kills former firefighter in Berne

BERNE, NY – A man was killed last Wednesday when he became trapped under a dump truck at the Town of Berne Solid Waste Transfer Station. ABC 10 reports that the man has been identified as Peter Becker, a former Berne Fire District Chief. Police officers and emergency responders arrived at the scene at about 8:45 a.m. on October 21. They freed Becker from beneath the vehicle, pronounced him dead at the scene, and transported his body to Ellis Hospital...

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Injured In A Bus Accident? You Should Know Your Rights

If you have been injured in a bus accident, you should know your rights. You have the right to pursue a legal case against liable parties to recover compensation for your damages. For over  30 years, Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been helping people hurt in bus accidents in and around New York City recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more. We have won over 400 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients,...

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Construction worker injured at Coney Island job site

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A construction worker was injured Monday morning when he fell into a hole at a job site in Coney Island. PIX 11 reports that the accident happened near the intersection of W. 5th Street and Neptune Avenue, just north of Brighton Beach. Firefighters were on the scene by 11:30 a.m. Few details regarding the accident or what may have caused it are publicly available at this time. Emergency responders pulled the construction worker from the hole...

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The Most Common Back Injuries You May Suffer In a Car Crash

A car accident can cause lower back injury, mid-back injury, upper back injury, neck injury, or spinal cord injury. Some of the common back injuries that people suffer in car accidents include whiplash, herniated discs, and spinal cord injuries. Many back injury patients experience severe and long-lasting symptoms that affect their life and finances in many ways. Our goal is to help you get compensation for the losses you have experienced as a result of your back or spinal injury....

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Firefighters rescue window washers trapped on side of Financial District skyscraper

MANHATTAN, NY – Firefighters rescued a pair of window washers from a Financial District skyscraper after the suspended scaffold they were standing on broke and left them dangling halfway up the 34-story building. People reports that the New York City Fire Department was tipped off to an incident developing at 250 Vesey Street at approximately 9:10 a.m. Monday. Engine 10 and Ladder 10 arrived at the scene less than five minutes later, and firefighters were soon lowering safety lines to...

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