Category: Construction Accidents - page 3

June 9, 2016

Second Department Grants Summary Judgment to Labor Law 240(1) Plaintiff who Fell from Scaffold after Receiving Electric Shock

In the case Viera v WFJ Realty Corp., the plaintiff was working on a scaffold, affixing aluminum siding to the roof of a grocery store. The plaintiff allegedly was injured when a piece of the siding that he was handling came into contact with overhead power lines, causing him to sustain an electric shock and..

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May 24, 2016

First Department Holds Worker Knocked off Flatbed Truck While Preparing a Crate for Hoisting is Entitled to Labor Law 240(1) Protection

Commonly known as the “Scaffold Law,” New York Labor Law 240(1) offers financial protection to construction workers who have suffered elevation-related injuries. The labor law places absolute liability-meaning that liability is imposed regardless of fault–on the property owner and general contractor when a worker suffers an injury due to a fall from elevation or is..

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May 20, 2016

Scaffold Collapse at East Harlem Building

Falls from scaffolds are a common source of construction site injuries. Unfortunately, scaffold falls can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. New York Labor Law Section 240 provides for damages for workers injured in elevation-related accidents, including accidents that involve worker falls and accidents caused by falling objects that strike workers. On Friday, May 20, 2016,..

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May 9, 2016

Construction Accident in Brooklyn Seriously Injures Three Workers

Construction Accident in Brooklyn Seriously Injures Three Workers Construction accidents can range from minor to debilitating to fatal. Individuals who have been the victims of construction accidents may face a number of difficulties including physical limitations, debilitating injuries, emotional trauma and financial losses. As reported in the New York Post, three construction workers at a..

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April 28, 2016

First Department Reverses Lower Court Decision Granting Summary Judgment to the City of New York Pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6)

First Department Reverses Lower Court Decision Granting Summary Judgment to the City of New York Pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) In the case Siguencia v City of New York 2016 NY Slip Op 03108, the Appellate Division, First Department, reversed the Decision of the lower court granting summary judgment to the City of..

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April 25, 2016

Construction Worker Injured When Truck Hits Crane in Morningside Heights

Construction Worker Injured When Truck Hits Crane in Morningside Heights On Monday, April 25, 2016 at approximately 10:30am, a construction worker was injured when the crane he was using was struck by a truck passing the crane on the street. This accident occurred on West 114th Street in Morningside Heights, New York. According to a..

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April 11, 2016

Injuries and Legal Protection at Construction Job Sites in New York

Injuries and Legal Protection at Construction Job Sites in New York — NY Lawyer Jonny Kool explains In this video, our partner and expert on New York construction law explains injuries and legal protection for Construction Job Sites in New York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220vXa0BrNE Have you or someone you love suffered a serious injury in a construction..

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March 31, 2016

First Department Rules Where Plaintiff Is Sole Witness to Accident, He May Not Be Entitled to Summary Judgment Where Credibility In Issue

First Department Rules Where Plaintiff Is Sole Witness to Accident, He May Not Be Entitled to Summary Judgment Where Credibility In Issue In a brief decision, the Appellate Division, First Department ruled that a decision denying the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) was properly denied. In the case Smigelski v…

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February 5, 2016

Another Deadly Crane Collapse in Lower Manhattan

A young man was killed and others were seriously injured when a construction crane owned by Bay Crane came crashing down this morning in Tribeca. Reports are that a 38-year old man was killed while he was walking on the street when he was struck by the crane. Crane accidents have been a common occurrence in New York City..

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