Congratulations to our partner, Jonny Kool, for his outstanding work in settling a Bronx County action for $5.25 million on behalf of a 31-year old construction worker. The plaintiff, a union Laborer for Local 79, was performing demolition work at a major commercial building project that involved the removal of a freight elevator. Pursuant to..
Category: Construction Accidents
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..