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September 2018 Archives

Subcontractor guilty of manslaughter in worker death at 1 Seaport

Sometimes negligence is treated as a criminal offense, and rightfully so. Recently, a construction subcontractor pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter in the 2017 death of worker Juan Chonillo, who fell to his death at the 1 Seaport luxury high-rise at 116 Maiden Lane.

More loose scaffolding -- and another NYC construction fatality

Another construction worker was killed by a falling piece of scaffolding in New York City, this time on a site on Riverside Drive in upper Manhattan. According to NBC New York, the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a stop-work order against the contractor at a high-rise building associated with Columbia University. The tragic, preventable accident occurred on July 12 in the courtyard of International House, a well-known housing community for Columbia students. A 28-year-old worker from Staten Island was hit in the head by a beam that fell 12 stories; he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at St. Luke’s Hospital, according to the NBC report.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $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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