Yet another New York City construction worker has died because of unsafe conditions, this time on Broadway near 49th Street. On April 11, a 59-year-old worker fell to his death at a Times Square construction site, according to the New York Daily News.
Manhattan is bursting with huge construction projects -- downtown, midtown and uptown -- including residential and mixed-use buildings. With one of the world's tallest residential towers at 432 Park Avenue, two enormous new skyscrapers being erected on West 57th Street, extensive development by Columbia, NYU and Cornell, and countless other projects in the works, New York developers are competing for bragging rights. And there is plenty of opportunity for workers.
On the fifteenth anniversary of the most tragic day in New York City's history, we remember and mourn the many lives that were lost when the World Trade Center towers were attacked. Sadly, construction of the spectacular new 1 WTC complex came with many serious injuries.
Imagine that you're driving your children to school. As you approach an intersection, you have a green light and proceed forward. While crossing through the intersection, out of the corner of your eye, you see a quickly approaching car. The next thing you remember, you are laying in a hospital bed with various machines hooked up to your body and tubes and bandages covering your body. Upon waking, you immediately inquire about the whereabouts and condition of your children.
A company that built a bridge has been found responsible for multiple violations that put the safety and lives of workers on the site at risk. The construction accident caused a portion of the bridge consisting of a concrete section that was prefabricated to fall, striking some railroad tracks below, as well as inflicting minor injuries to four workers on duty at the time. Construction sites in New York and elsewhere are dangerous places, and it is just lucky that the injuries were not worse.
Having an experienced legal team is crucial when it comes to most personal injury lawsuits, as that team can help defend and protect the rights of victims. The unfortunate reality is that there are times when people will try to take advantage of victims after certain instances, such as a car accident.
$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.