Tag Archives: crane accident

Three NYC Construction Workers Killed in Less Than a Week

In just one week in April, three New York City construction workers were killed on the job.  Each tragic death had a different specific cause, but the quick succession of fatal incidents has prompted concern from the Buildings Department about whether safety rules are being followed. Though public awareness of the dangers facing construction workers… Read More »

Michael Barasch Comments on Recent Crane Accident in Queens

Michael Barasch, managing partner of the law firm Barasch & McGarry, commented that “its a tragedy when any construction worker gets hurt or dies. We must enforce safety regulations. The only way to do this is by hitting negligent building owners where it hurts them the most…in their pocket books. It’s a sad commentary that… Read More »

Deadly Construction Accidents on the Rise in New York

In a recent incident, an air conditioning unit dropped 30 stories from a crane onto Madison Ave. in Manhattan, injuring 10 people. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, but according to an article in the New York Times, these types of construction site accidents are on the rise across the city. The statistics are sobering… Read More »

Manhattan Crane Accident Injures 10 People

Construction workers were lifting a piece of mechanical equipment on a crane Sunday, May 31 when the equipment reportedly snapped off and fell 28 stories. According to authorities, 10 people were injured in the accident, including two construction workers and eight passersby who were walking or driving below. Fortunately, all of the victims were only… Read More »