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Freight elevator accident injures three

BROOKLYN, NY – A construction platform inside a freight elevator collapsed on Monday morning, injuring three workers. 1010 WINS reports that the accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. on June 15. Three elevator mechanics were working on a building under construction at 170 Tillery Street. They were standing on a temporary platform in an elevator shaft when the platform collapsed underneath them. The workers were located near the fourth floor of the building when the platform gave way. All three fell down...

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Construction worker killed in forklift accident at Queens mosque

Queens, NY – A construction worker in Queens was killed when the forklift he was operating overturned on top of him, the New York Daily News reports. The unidentified 32-year-old man was working outside a Queens Village mosque at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his forklift and was thrown from the cab. Horrified onlookers told police that the forklift landed on top of the construction worker, crushing him beneath it. Authorities pronounced the man dead at...

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Workers’ Compensation vs Lawsuit

The personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. have been helping clients and their families across New York City as well as on Long Island and in Westchester get the financial compensation they deserve following construction site accidents for more than 20 years. Workers’ Compensation Claims and Third-Party Lawsuits in New York Construction Accidents We have won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured clients in New York City. Some notable settlements and jury verdicts that have been achieved...

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Rights of Roofers Injured In Fall Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident, you need an experienced attorney by your side to help you through the difficult legal system ahead. New York Labor Law 240(1) protects those working on a roof who suffer a fall due to a failure to have proper protection. Contractors, employers and commercial owners are responsible to provide roofers with fall protection equipment. A roofer injured in a fall from the roof, a roof collapse, fall...

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Brooklyn Construction Accident Verdict For Drywall Worker from Ecuador $4.8 Million

Some of the most serious work accidents are construction related. Oresky & Associates, PLLC has extensive experience with construction site accident lawsuits. Our firm was recently successful in obtaining a $4.8 million verdict for an undocumented drywall worker from Ecuador who suffered serious injuries when scaffolding he was working on collapsed. Due to a delay  and lack of clear history in the medical care the victim received, there were disputes as to whether his back injury was pre-existing or caused...

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Electrician Falls From Roof during New York Construction, Accident Lawyers Settles for $6 Million

Falls are one of the most frequently occurring types of construction accidents. Fortunately for the people who work in these dangerous areas, New York’s Labor Laws provides strong protections for workers—and to protect their rights after a job-site injury. $6 Million Dollar New York Construction Accident Settlement A Brooklyn electrician in his late 40s was working toward the completion of a two-week project. His work took him to the roof of a commercial building that was under construction. Neither the building...

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Bronx Security Guard Killed by Falling Glass at Construction Site

A Bronx security guard died after a piece of glass tipped over and fell on him at his workplace in Midtown, Manhattan on May 26, reports News 12 in the Bronx. The New York Fire Department responded to a call for a construction-related accident at 10:30 a.m. Harry Ramnauth was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital after an 8-foot by 14-foot piece of glass crushed him. How the Accident Occurred The accident occurred as construction workers attempted to move...

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Three Injured in Scaffold Collapse in Brooklyn

A huge chunk of the scaffolding around a building in Brooklyn fell to the ground last month, causing injury to two pedestrians and a construction worker. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 14, near the Borough Hall subway station near Joralemon and Court Street. According to a witness, who operates a food truck across the street from the building, workers were dismantling the scaffold when it came apart, with pieces falling on two pedestrians who were walking by. The building...

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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 construction 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...

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Oresky & Associates Gets $2.5 Million Family of Construction Worker

Experienced New York City Construction Accident Attorneys Obtain Settlement in Excavation Accident Claim The law offices of Oresky & Associates, PLLC secured a $2,500,000 settlement for the family of a 22-year-old New York City construction worker who was killed on a jobsite when a trench collapsed on him. Oresky & Associates brought a lawsuit against the property owner and the general contractor, on behalf of the estate of the deceased worker, alleging negligence in the excavation and shoring of the...

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