Category: Premises Liability - page 3

August 9, 2016

Three People Injured in Fire at Lower Manhattan Skyscraper

A fire in a New York City skyscraper is a serious and potentially deadly occurrence. On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, a fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. in a 12th floor machinery room in a skyscraper at 30 Broad Street near Exchange Place. According to a report by CBS New York, the New York City..

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June 17, 2016

Alligator Attack at Disney World Resort Was a Preventable Tragedy

Orlando, Florida has been in the news recently for terrible tragedies that have occurred in that popular vacation destination. As has been widely reported, a 2-year old boy was the victim of an alligator attack while playing on the beach at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Information has now been revealed which indicates that this terrible..

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June 16, 2016

Elevator Can Be Falling Object Pursuant to New York Labor Law 240(1)

The Appellate Division, First Department held in the case McCrea v Arnlie Realty Co. LLC that an elevator under repair can be a “falling object” within the meaning of New York Labor Law 240(1). The Court upheld Summary Judgment to the inured plaintiff under Labor Law 240(1) stating: “The evidence here establishes that at the..

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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 26, 2016

Four-year Old Brooklyn Boy Dies in Fall Down Elevator Shaft

In New York City, injuries resulting from elevator accidents are surprisingly common. Elevator and escalator accidents kill about 30 people each year and injure 17,000 nationwide, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A tragic death occurred in Park Slope, Brooklyn when a 4 year..

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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 11, 2016

How Do I Prove My Injury Case After A Slip And Fall Accident? — NY Attorney Dallin Fuchs explains

Top Slip and Fall Lawyers in New York Our Partner, Dallin Fuchs, shares his expertise on the elements necessary to prove a case arising from a Slip and Fall Accident: Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in New York Slip and Fall Accident trial law. Six of our attorneys have achieved AV Preeminent status with..

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May 3, 2016

Possible Carbon Monoxide Death of 10-Year Old Boy

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer Another tragedy is being reported regarding a potentially defective boiler. In a report by CBS New York, a 10-year old boy has died and his 9-year old sister remains hospitalized apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning results in multiple deaths and injuries each year. Often, these..

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April 27, 2016

Child Injured in Brooklyn by Concrete Falling From Elevated Subway Track

Child Injured in Brooklyn by Concrete Falling From Elevated Subway Track The City of New York and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. That duty includes conducting reasonable and proper inspections to insure that their property is safe and will not unreasonably injure people using..

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