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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Brooklyn Building Collapses, Injures One

BROOKLYN, NY – At least one person was injured when a three-story building under construction collapsed on July 1. The Body Elite Gym at 348 Court Street collapsed just before 5:00 p.m.  CBS 2 New York reports that building management hired a construction company to add more windows and make changes to the interior. Several weeks before the collapse, the Department of Buildings ordered them to stop work. A gym employee told CBS 2 that he did not believe the construction...

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Stolen Box Truck Hits Multiple Cars, Killing One

QUEENS, NY – A 37-year-old man driving a stolen box truck collided with multiple vehicles, killing a Queens father of five. Source: Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News The multi-vehicle collision occurred on Tuesday, June 20, at approximately 1:15 p.m. According to the New York Daily News, Ramon Pena stole an unattended moving truck from Tall Boy Dynamic Moving Services Inc. The truck was left near 101st Avenue in Jamaica with keys still in the ignition. Pena fled with the...

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Amazon truck crash injures four, kills infant

CRANBURY, NY – An Amazon Prime shipping truck struck the back of a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday night, killing a young boy and injuring four others in the accident. The crash occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24. According to, New York trucker Euclides R. Santos, 53, was driving an Amazon Prime tractor-trailer south on the New Jersey Turnpike. Santos crashed into the back of another car traveling south near mile marker 69 in Cranbury....

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Garden City worker injured after fall from roof

GARDEN CITY, NY – A worker suffered serious injuries on Tuesday morning after falling off the roof at the Covanta Plant. (Courtesy Nassau County Police Department) The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on June 23. A 53-year-old construction worker was repairing the roof at the Covanta waste-to-energy plant at 600 Merchants Concourse. The worker fell through an open hatch and plummeted 20 feet to a lower level of the roof. The Nassau County Police and the Westbury Fire Department arrived...

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Two injured when flatbed truck overturns on RFK

BRONX, NY – A rented flatbed truck overturned on the RFK on Tuesday afternoon, spilling steel girders across the highway and injuring two people. Workers load steel girders onto a flatbed truck after another truck overturned, dumping tons of steel onto the roadway of Interstate 87 from the RFK Bridge. (Photo by Todd Maisel) On June 23, two men rented a Penske flatbed truck to transport several tons of steel from Queens to the Bronx. AM NY reports that at...

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Three Construction Workers Injured In Roof Collapse

BLACK RIVER, NY – A roof collapsed on a construction site, injuring three workers, one of whom is in critical condition. (Source: State Police) The accident occurred on Wednesday, June 24. Several construction workers were setting roof trusses on the Black River Plumbing, Heating, & AC building, located at 29642 County Route 50. Intense gusts of wind displaced the trusses and caused the roof to collapse, according to WWNYTV. Lee Tricky, 38, was working on the roof as it collapsed. He...

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MTA Bus Hits, Kills Cyclist in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NY – An MTA bus struck and killed a woman riding her bicycle on the Upper East Side on Tuesday morning, The 19-year-old victim was riding her bicycle on the road near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street. Fox 5 New York, reports that the cyclist crossed into the bus lane at approximately 9:00 a.m. and was hit by a BXM10 MTA bus. Witnesses reported that the cyclist hit the right-rear bus wheel, which caused her to...

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