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November 2018 Archives

Scaffold engineer fined and rebuked by DOB after SoHo collapse

In New York City, many construction workers and innocent bystanders have been seriously injured by preventable accidents and mishaps involving scaffolding. Who is to blame for the injuries and deaths that continue to occur? How are negligent parties held responsible?

Construction worker injured after falling into a hole in Brooklyn

A construction worker was seriously injured after falling into a hole on Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, according to a Daily News report. The worker was apparently rescued by firefighters after plummeting 15 feet below street level and taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

Construction workers in danger, yet HALF have NO health insurance

New York City construction workers are at risk in a number of ways, not the least of which is the high rate of injuries they experience. While many NYC construction workers are exposed to a formidable array of hazards on the job, like the risk of falls, falling objects, equipment failure, adverse weather conditions and much more, it appears that a real majority don't even have proper medical coverage.

Construction worker injured at 3 World Trade Center

As we are reminded in the news on an almost daily basis, New York City is a dangerous place for construction workers. These are the men and women who are getting the job done on an endless stream of large projects across the city and especially in Manhattan.

Mandatory safety training: Will it help NYC construction workers?

The epidemic of construction worker deaths in New York City is no secret. Many local and state leaders have pushed for safer conditions for workers, but most of the regulations have failed to curtail the problem because the penalties for negligent contractors and developers have been far too lenient. It's possible that a new city law will help improve things.

2017 and 2018: Bad years for NYC construction worker safety

Just when we thought things couldn't get more dangerous for New York construction workers, they did. In a comparison of January-to-July construction accident stats for 2017 and 2018, published by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), we see that 2017 was a bad year -- but that 2018 was even worse. When it comes to danger, the numbers illustrate what many workers feel.

Case Results

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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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