June 7, 2017

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

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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June 7, 2017

Gary Pillersdorf – June 5, 2017

Gary Pillersdorf - June 5, 2017

The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to offer our condolences to the Pillersdorf family and the legal community on the passing of our colleague, Gary Pillersdorf. His Obituary may be found here. Gary was a prominent member of the New York State Trial Lawyers community and his advocacy skills and..

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May 31, 2017

Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Cross-over Collision on Route 78

Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Cross-over Collision on Route 78

Cross-over accidents are often the most deadly and tragic type of motor vehicle accident because of the forces involved and their sudden, unexpected nature. On Tuesday morning, an off-duty Summit police officer, Matthew Tarentino, was on his way to work when the tragedy occurred. According to a report by CBS New York, a vehicle heading..

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May 31, 2017

Scaffold Collapse in Mid-town Manhattan Injures One

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 26, 2017

Over 30 Injured in New Jersey Turnpike Bus Accident

Over 30 Injured in New Jersey Turnpike Bus Accident

A tractor-trailer collided with a bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 12:30am on Friday. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident occurred in the southbound lane in West Deptford Township. The bus was traveling from New York City to Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. As a result of the collision,..

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May 23, 2017

Fatal Head-On-Collision on Route 22 in Putnam County

Fatal Head-On-Collision on Route 22 in Putnam County

On Tuesday afternoon at around 1:30pm, a fatal car accident occurred on Route 22 just north of the Milltown Road intersection in Brewster, New York. According to a report by the Chappaqua Daily Voice, one person was killed and two others were seriously injured as a result of this head-on-collision. The nature and extent of..

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May 5, 2017

Do Simultaneous Surgeries Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

Do Simultaneous Surgeries Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

Simultaneous or concurrent surgeries are an accepted, if not widely-known, practice among many hospitals and medical providers. As reported by CBS New York, this practice is a profit-driven practice wherein a surgeon has multiple operations occurring at the same facility at the same time. The surgeon does the important parts of the multiple procedures while..

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May 3, 2017

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

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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April 27, 2017

Escalator Malfunction at World Trade Center Oculus Injures 2 People

Escalator Malfunction at World Trade Center Oculus Injures 2 People

An escalator at the Oculus at the World Trade Center buckled causing injuries to two men riding the escalator. According to a report by CBS New York, the incident occurred at approximately 7:00am on Thursday morning. The escalator was shut down by the Port Authority pending further investigation. Escalator accidents, such at the one described..

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April 26, 2017

Lead Paint Poisoning a Risk Due to Falling Paint Chips at Queens Elevated Subway Trestle

Lead Paint Poisoning a Risk Due to Falling Paint Chips at Queens Elevated Subway Trestle

Lead poisoning is still a risk endured by residents of New York, particularly children. A recent report by CBS New York indicates that the #7 Train trestle in Queens is under toxic decay with lead levels 44 times greater than acceptable lead levels. Additionally, this problem has existed for decades as that section has not..

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