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Construction Accident on the Upper East Side Injures 7

A 170-foot tall mobile crane snapped in half and crashed into a neighboring building before collapsing on the construction site of a new 25-story residential building located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. At least seven individuals were injured by the accident, including three who sustained serious injuries. The cause of the accident remains to be determined. New York Labor law §240(1) requires that all general contractors and owners, as well as their agents, provide proper safety equipment to...

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Jacob Oresky & Carlos Figueroa at the construction site for the new offices of Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

Prior to attending the Yankees’ win over the Baltimore Orioles on October 10, 2012 Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office 149 E 149th St Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-9999 Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Queens Office 104-01...

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Injuries From Falling Objects At Construction Sites

New York Labor Law §240(1) requires owners and general contractors to provide a safe place to work and to protect workers from sustaining injury due to falling objects. The New York Courts have recognized the danger to workers when objects are not properly lifted, lowered, or secured in place to prevent injury. The Courts have held building owners and general contractors 100% liable for injuries suffered by construction workers due to falling objects at a worksite. An injured worker who...

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Hazardous Openings At Construction Sites

New York Labor Law §240(1) requires owners and general contractors to provide a safe place to work and protect workers from sustaining injury due to certain types of hazards while engaged in construction. This includes protecting workers from falls through unprotected and unguarded openings in the floor at the worksite causing injury. The New York Courts have recognized the obvious risk of injury when working near an open hole in the floor. The Courts have held building owners and general...

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New York Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents-Injuries Caused by Improperly Secured Devices

Under the New York statutes protecting construction workers from job-related accidents, owners and general contractors are required to “furnish or erect…scaffolding, hoists. stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing a building or structure.” New York Labor Law § 240 (1) imposes absolute liability on contractors and owners for any injuries that result from violation of the law. Accordingly, if you have been injured because a contractor or owner has...

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New York Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents-Injuries Caused by Improper Hoisting

Under the New York State laws protecting construction workers from “on the job” accidents, owners and general contractors have a duty to “furnish or erect…scaffolding, hoists. stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing a building or structure.” The New York courts have specifically addressed situations where construction workers have been hurt because of the absence or inadequacy of hoisting equipment. Under Labor Law § 240 (1), contractors and owners...

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New York Construction Site Injuries-What if You Fail to Follow a Safety Instruction?

New York labor law imposes absolute liability on owners or general contractors at construction sites, requiring that they “furnish or erect…scaffolding, hoists. stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing a building or structure.” The law also requires owners or general contractors to take other steps to protect the safety of workers, including keeping a job site free of debris or other objects that can lead to injury (See Labor...

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Construction Site Building Accidents, Injuries to Workers and Pedestrians

Construction sites pose many risks for workers and bystanders. Many times during construction, demolition or renovation a structure may unexpectedly collapse, causing serious injury or even death. This may result from poor planning, failure to take necessary safety precautions, design, use of inadequate or defective building materials, or from the negligence of general contractors or subcontractors engaged in the work. When you or a loved one has been hurt because of a construction accident, including the collapse of a structure,...

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation under Section 240

New York Labor Law for Injuries Received in a Fall From a Ladder or Scaffold Ladders are often utilized to perform certain work on homes or buildings, such as window repair or replacement, roofing, siding, gutter cleaning or replacement, and other work on the exterior of a building or house. In some cases, ladders are used as scaffolds or to support a make-shift scaffold. When ladders are used properly, a worker can safely perform the required work at most heights....

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CLIENT ALERT!!!

Dear Clients, Many accident victims are being cheated by dishonest schemes designed to cheat accident victims out of millions of dollars! If you have friends or family that have been or may be injured on the job please read this. THE BOSS: After a construction accident or any accident, “THE BOSS” comes by and tells the accident victim to give a false name and information to the hospital, and that he (THE BOSS) will pay for lost wages, medical bills,...

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