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5 Major Crane Collapses & Their Resulting Settlements

There are few more terrifying events in the construction world than a crane collapsing. Any mishap involving these massive structures often results in significant injury or death. A crane accident lawyer can help victims and surviving family members seek damages for medical treatment, lost union benefits, lost pay, and the pain and suffering created by this trauma. Oresky & Associates, PLLC won has won $100s of Millions of Dollars in construction accident cases, including cases involving cranes, hoists, scaffolds, lifts,...

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Construction worker killed, another injured when wall collapses at Brooklyn rowhouse

BROOKLYN, NY – One construction worker died and a second was injured when a wall collapsed at a residential property in Sunset Park. The FDNY received reports of an incident at 454 42nd Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on December 28, as reported by Gothamist. A ten-foot retention wall in the rowhouse’s backyard collapsed, trapping multiple workers in the rubble. Emergency responders freed a seriously injured worker and took them to an area hospital for treatment. A second worker was...

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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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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 Syracuse.com. 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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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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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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10 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Work

One severe workplace accident can cause catastrophic injuries, or even death. Along with the anxiety and fear that a workplace accident brings, it can also cause: Substantial Medical Bills The Loss Of Productivity Of Affected Workers Workers’ Compensation Paperwork Possible Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) Inspections Lowered Morale The following are some ways to prevent an accident from occurring in the workplace and ensure that employees stay safe and protected. 1. Safety First Safety should always be your company’s...

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Important Steps to Take After a Construction Accident

Construction is one of the most dangerous and hazardous jobs, and a simple act of negligence can easily cause an accident resulting in serious injury or even death. The most common causes of injuries and fatalities on a construction site include falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in or in between objects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 18 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers in 2018, resulting in 150 worker fatalities. If you...

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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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