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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Worker Electrocuted in New Rochelle Construction Accident

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A man was killed in a construction accident in New Rochelle when the cherry picker in which he was working accidentally hit electrical wires. According to a report on Patch.com, police said the incident occurred at 164 Union Avenue. An investigation found that the victim was working on the exterior of the building when he […]

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Thousands of NYC Building Facades Continue to Pose Pedestrian Hazards

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Landlords in New York City repeatedly flout laws when it comes to building facade safety and have ignored enforcement actions including amounts in fines of over $31 million, a recent investigation by The New York Times found. According to a Times report, an apartment building in the Bronx that houses a day care center on […]

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City Considers Using Drones to Inspect Building Facades After Two Deaths

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After the deaths of two pedestrians who were struck by crumbling facades that came loose off buildings, New York City building officials are considering the use of drones to assist with their safety inspections. According to a report in The Real Deal, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings held a hearing on a […]

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Debris from Queens Building Fatally Strikes Pedestrian

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A 67-year-old woman died after she was hit by a plywood piece that blew off a Queens building the morning of Jan. 16. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the woman was walking down Main Street near 41st Road in Flushing when she was hit by the thin 3-foot-by-2-foot piece of […]

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NYC Building Inspectors Lock Horns with Landlords Over Facade Fixes

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Building inspectors are cracking down on hundreds of building owners who have been dragging their feet correcting unsafe-façade citations. The building owners must install scaffolding or face intervention by the city, which would then install its own sidewalk shed. According to Crain’s New York, these enforcement efforts come about a month after a 60-year-old architect […]

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Falling Debris Death Spurs New York City Building Inspections

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New York City officials have launched a spate of building inspections after the recent death of a woman who was fatally struck by falling debris from a building in Midtown Manhattan. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the city’s Department of Buildings inspectors have checked the facades of 1,331 buildings since […]

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Two Workers Injured After Cherry Picker Crashes into Harlem Building

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  A cherry picker toppled over into a building in Harlem the morning of Dec. 13 leaving two workers injured. According to a CBS New York news report, the FDNY said the construction accident occurred when the two victims were in the cherry picker working on the side of the building and the ground underneath […]

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New York City Construction Sites Hit by Surprise Worksite Inspections

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New York City Department of Buildings officials have been conducting surprise inspections at worksites in a move to tighten their oversight after a recent surge in construction accidents. According to a report in The New York Times, this is coming at a time when New York City is undergoing its biggest building boom in more […]

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Worker Seriously Injured in Washington Heights Construction Accident

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A man suffered major injuries in a construction accident at a building site in Manhattan while working underground. According to a report on Patch.com, the worker was operating 30 to 40 feet underground at a site on Amsterdam Avenue between West 180th and 181st streets when he was injured. The victim was reportedly unable to […]

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Worker Killed in Midtown Construction Accident

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A worker was fatally injured in a construction accident in Midtown Manhattan. According to a WABC news report, firefighters responded to the scene at 1227 Broadway between 29th and 30th streets. Officials said the 24-year-old construction worker was riding the elevator approaching the 33rd floor when he dropped his phone. Police said he was then […]

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