Category: Construction Accidents

April 4, 2018

Construction Worker Killed at Wynn Boston Harbor

OSHA is investigating the death of a construction worker who died due to injuries sustained at the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site in Everett, Massachusetts on Tuesday according to a report by Fox 25 News in Boston.  The exact circumstances are still under investigation. In New York, construction accidents such as the one described above..

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November 17, 2017

Jonny Kool Settles Bronx Labor Law 240(1) Case on Behalf of Injured 57-year old Bridge Painter for $3.8 Million

Congratulations to our partner, Jonny Kool, for the settlement of a Bronx Labor Law case in the amount of $3.8 million. The case involved multiple injuries sustained by a 57-year old bridge painter on May 10, 2013, at the High Bridge Rehabilitation project in Bronx County. The plaintiff was seriously injured when the end of..

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October 17, 2017

Roof Collapse in Brooklyn Injures 6 Construction Workers – a Labor Law 240 Case?

This morning, at approximately 9:47am, 6 construction workers were injured in Brooklyn when the roof they were working on collapsed to the basement of the Brownstone building. According to CBS New York, the workers were putting up cinder blocks on the roof when the collapse occurred. 6 workers were reported injured with 4 in serious..

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June 7, 2017

Fatal Fall at Manhattan Construction Site Results in Stop-Work Order from New York City Buildings Department

A worker at a Manhattan construction site plunged 10 stories to his death on Monday when the wooden platform on which he as standing collapsed. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the 62-year old man was doing a survey on the 16th floor when the tragedy occurred. He fell 10 stories..

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May 31, 2017

Scaffold Collapse in Mid-town Manhattan Injures One

Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. On Wednesday. a scaffold collapsed at a construction site at 36th Street and Eighth Avenue. As reported by CBS New York, the collapse occurred on Wednesday afternoon after 4:00pm. The extent of the..

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May 3, 2017

Most Construction Worker Deaths in New York City Are to Immigrants from Central and South America

In 2015, there were 25 deaths involving construction workers in New York City. Of those 25 deaths, 18 involved immigrants, with 13 being from Central and South America according to a report published in Crain’s New York Business Magazine. Attorneys who practice construction accident law in New York City are well aware that a large..

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March 13, 2017

Top 5 Things To Do After a Construction Site Accident

Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our firm represents workers who have suffered any type of negligence-related injury on the work site. These are the top 5 things you should do if..

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March 9, 2017

Jonny Kool Settles New York Labor Law Case for $3.7 Million on Behalf of Injured Construction Worker from Local 79

On October 18, 2012, the plaintiff, a 31 year old Local 79 construction worker was performing demolition work at 675 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. He was using a power saw to cut and remove overhead metal ducts. The ladder was placed on a work surface that was not cleared of dirt and demolition..

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February 15, 2017

High Winds Pose Danger to New Yorkers, Particularly at Construction Sites

In New York City, there are many dangers that New Yorkers must be aware of. When a “high wind” warning is issued, another danger is added to the list. In recent years, news reports have identified the risks of high winds particularly at construction sites where cranes, equipment and other debris affected by high winds..

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December 5, 2016

Jonny Kool Settles Orange County Labor Law Case for $1.7 Million on Behalf of Bridge Painter Who Fell Off Scissor-Lift Truck Which Moved Unexpectedly

Our partner, Jonny Kool, recently settled a New York State Labor Law case on behalf of a 34-year old bridge painter from Orange County who was seriously injured while painting the Newbugh-Beacon Bridge. On November 8, 2013, the plaintiff was working as a bridge painter for Kiska Construction, Inc. which was hired by defendant New..

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