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Worker Killed After Falling 24 Stories Down Elevator Shaft

A 25-year-old man working on an upscale hotel in Manhattan recently fell to his death down an elevator shaft in the unfinished building. The victim was reportedly installing elevator door frames when the car he was riding in stopped suddenly. A coworker in the car jumped to a landing, but when the victim attempted the… Read More »

Cave-in Traps Brooklyn Construction Worker

A construction worker in Crown Heights was nearly buried alive when the basement hole he was digging unexpectedly caved in. The concrete and dirt he had excavated collapsed on top of him, leaving him trapped underneath the rubble. Paramedics found him conscious but injured, and took him to Kings County Hospital for treatment. Unpredictable construction… Read More »

Legal Options After a Construction Site Accident

Construction jobs are inherently dangerous. The industry is consistently on the top of the list in terms of workplace injuries and fatalities, so it’s important that anyone who works in the field has an understanding of the legal options available in the event of a work-related accident. Should you suffer a construction injury, you generally… Read More »

Labor Unions Lend Support to New York Scaffold Injury Law

Labor unions throughout the state of New York have expressed their support for a new piece of legislation that would force insurance companies to disclose all of the costs related to the state’s scaffold laws.  There have been many vocal opponents to the scaffold laws in New York over the years.  Most opposition comes from… Read More »

Court Says an Extension Cord is not Proper Hoisting Equipment

An appeals court told the City of New York that it has to give laborers doing brick work at a public school suitable materials, such as a mechanical hoist, to raise and lower buckets of cement from one level of the work site to another. The plaintiff, who worked for the contractor renovating the school… Read More »

Barclays Center Construction Worker Killed by Steel Joist

There has been a great deal of construction around the Barclays Center recently as crews are working on installing a brand-new, environmentally friendly roof. However, a recent accident at the site led to the death of one worker, which has led to significant concerns about safety at the arena. The deceased iron worker, Peter Zepf,… Read More »

Manhattan Parking Garage Collapses on Worker During Demolition

A routine demolition turned dangerous on W. 57th Street near 11th and 12th Avenues on Wednesday, February 25 in New York City. The parking garage that was being demolished on the site partially collapsed during the process, striking a worker and leaving him with injuries. Fortunately, these injuries were minor in nature and he was… Read More »

Silica Poses Hazard for New York Construction Workers

For construction workers, artists or residents exposed to sandblasting and other forms of abrasive cleaning, there is danger in the air. Silica is a common mineral used in the sandblasting process that can cause lung injury, disease and death. After the attack on the World Trade Towers and their collapse, New York residents, emergency responders… Read More »