Category: Construction Accidents - page 4

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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February 1, 2016

New York City Construction Worker Impaled on Rebar After Fall

Construction accidents are a serious and common occurrence in New York. A New York City Construction worker was severly injured on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 when he fell down an unguarded shaft 5 stories and was impaled on uncapped rebar in the basement. According to the New York Daily News, the shaft was not guarded,..

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December 21, 2015

Flame Erupts from Long Island City Construction Site

On Saturday, a construction crew's drilling rig struck a high-pressure gas line in Long Island City. The result was an eruption of flame and two-alarm fire at the construction site. Though the fire was hot enough to melt windows, it didn't spread and was contained to the rig. Fortunately injuries were minimal as one work..

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October 21, 2015

Construction Accident In NYC Injures Three People

In a year filled with construction accidents, another serious accident injured three people last Thursday. In this case however, it was regular people rather than construction workers who suffered the injuries. According to the Daily News, a pane of glass fell 17 stories from a Midtown building and struck three individuals on the street below…

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September 17, 2015

Death of 19-Year-Old Construction Worker May Have Been Avoidable

19-year-old Fernando Vanegas died on Thursday in a construction accident according to the New York Times. Vanegas reportedly noticed an issue with the retaining wall a month prior to the accident. Additionally, there is evidence that the construction company did not take proper safety precautions when securing the retaining wall, leaving them potentially liable. Mr…

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August 29, 2013

Parents of Crane Accident Victim Reach $1 Million Settlement

The parents of Michael Simermeyer—a construction worker who was killed in a crane accident last year—have agreed to a $1 million settlement with Liberty Mutual. Simermeyer’s parents filed suit in October of 2012 claiming negligence on the part of Yonker’s Contracting Company—the manager of the construction project. The parents claimed several inspections were missed resulting..

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