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Big development (and many worker injuries) in Long Island City

The iconic New York City skyline continues to stretch beyond its traditional Manhattan borders into Brooklyn and Queens. In Long Island City, the East River is becoming home to expensive condos and massive commercial developments, rapidly changing its image as a run-down 20th Century manufacturing hub.

The perennially industrial Long Island City coast is morphing into something quite fancy. Plans for a proposed $3 billion development in Long Island City feature a 70-story luxury tower, according to the New York Times. But development in the area has brought a series of construction accidents, with numerous workers hurt on the job.

Serious accidents in L.I.C.

Far too many construction workers are hurt and killed each year in New York City. For a sense of the problem as it relates specifically to Long Island City, consider two accidents that occurred within a few days of each other in L.I.C.:

  • A concrete-related floor collapse that injured six workers on a job near Queens Plaza South and 42nd Road. Reportedly, the city's department of buildings issued a stop-work order and a violation against the builder of the 18-story residential building.
  • Three workers who were crushed, with one buried under rubble for two hours, when a load of building materials dropped through a roof of a residential site, according to a New York Post report. A crane was used to place an excessive weight that the roof couldn't bear.

If you need legal advice about an injury

Each year, many construction workers are hurt on sites in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and other parts of the city. If you or one of your family members was injured on a construction site, get the legal advice you need to make informed choices. You may be entitled to money damages through a third-party claim.

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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