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$500,000 Settlement for a Construction Worker

$500,000 Settlement for a construction worker accident in new york

New York, June 30th, 2023

This settlement was achieved by partner, Gregory S. Lombardi, for a construction worker injured at a #construction #jobsite when he #fell from an I beam while carrying lumber. The #injuredworker was not provided the requisite #safetyharnesses, #ladders, and/or #hoists to complete this work. As a result of this #accident, the #injuredworker suffered a #tornmeniscus which required #surgery and an injury to his back.

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New York's Grieving Families Act: A Second Chance for Justice

New York's Grieving Families Act

The Grieving Families Act was meant to correct a longstanding injustice that has been enshrined in New York's constitution for 176 years. However, the bill suffered a setback in Albany, which led to its failure. The good news is that the Grieving Families Act can and should be given another chance, without changes that would seriously undermine its intent.

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Construction Workplace Injury in Queens

Construction Workplace Injury in Queens

Although, every construction worker goes to work fully aware of these possible dangers, this type of career choice holds certain occupational hazards which often lead to workplace accidents. These accidents may result in personal injuries. This was the environment for a construction worker, this past June, in Queens New York. A construction worker ...

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Construction Accident with Metro Employee

Construction Accident with Metro Employee

With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and distur...

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Elevator Construction Accident

Elevator Construction Accident

Two construction workers were injured Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, in Greenwich Village when elevator cables snapped, causing the elevator to drop half a floor. The workers were part of a 12-apartment renovation at the 56 West 11th St. apartment building. According to reports, the workers had opened up the elevator car's ceiling hatch and had pushe...

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Construction Accident due to Roof Collapse

Construction Accident due to Roof Collapse

A 52-year-old construction worker, who specialized in ironworking, was killed on, February 24, 2015, when steel beams intended for the new environmentally-friendly roof at Brooklyn's Barclays Center fell off and stuck him. According to reports, the worker was part of a team installing the vegetative green roofing near the Atlantic Avenue side of th...

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Construction Site Safety Violations

Construction Site Safety Violations

It has been widely publicized in the media that the rate of death and injury at construction sites has risen dramatically over the last two years. A recent New York Times expose has shed light on the matter after two years of investigations. According to the Times, although the rate of building has increased throughout the city by 11% in the last f...

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Construction Accident in Brooklyn

Construction Accident in Brooklyn

Another construction tragedy recently occurred in New York City. At a Bed-Stuy construction site, a cinder block wall collapsed killing a 19-year-old construction worker and injuring two others. At the site, a one-story commercial building was being converted into a five-story structure that would also include residential units. The cinder wall was...

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Construction Injuries Under New York Law

Construction Injuries Under New York Law

One look at the New York City skyline can tell you that the city is currently undergoing a building boom. With more and more construction projects beginning each month, construction worker injuries and deaths are on the rise. The growing number of deaths and injuries were brought to the attention of New Yorkers on January 31st, when thousands of Ne...

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New York City Increases Safety Measures for Construction Workers

New York City Increases Safety Measures for Construction Workers

On May 10, several bills were signed into law which increases safety conditions for New York City's construction workers. The approved bills include increases in injury reporting requirements, crane-related safety measures, and the requirement of a construction superintendent and onsite safety plan for any building project that is three stories or ...

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The Scaffold Law May Lead To A Judgment In Your Favor

The Scaffold Law May Lead To A Judgment In Your Favor

Recently, a worker who was repairing a three-family home was injured when plywood fell onto him. The man was cutting sheets of plywood and handing them off to a co-worker, who hoisted the plywood approximately 20 feet onto the roof. The material fell onto the worker, resulting in an injury. He sued, alleging that the property owner was liable under...

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Construction Accident from Retaining Wall

Construction Accident from Retaining Wall

Rescue workers recovered the body of a construction worker who died after being trapped in a trench when a retaining wall collapsed at a worksite. The New York Times reported that the accident happened on September 12 at approximately 1:30 p.m. A group of construction workers was digging a trench 30 feet below street level at the site, located at 3...

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Construction Accidents due to Defective Hard Hats

Construction Accidents due to Defective Hard Hats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) contributes to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a TBI happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDCP, one of the leading causes of TBIs is being stuck in the head...

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Scaffold Injuries in New York City

Scaffold Injuries in New York City

When people think of New York City, a few images come to mind: skyscrapers, hot dog carts, and sidewalks crowded with pedestrians. In recent years, scaffolding has also become synonymous with the Big Apple. Scaffolds, also known as "sidewalk sheds," are temporary structures on the outside of buildings, usually made of wood or metal poles, that are ...

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One Killed, Three Injured in NYC Construction Accident

One Killed, Three Injured in NYC Construction Accident

A construction worker was killed, and three others were injured, in an accident at a construction site in New York City over the weekend. The accident occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at a building on E 36th Street near Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The building was being renovated by the workers at the time of their unfortunate accident. The a...

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