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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Victim’s Family Says Unsafe Work Site Caused Fatal Brooklyn Construction Accident

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The family of a 44-year-old construction worker who was killed in a construction accident after he was struck by falling debris the day before Thanksgiving is asking for a through investigation into the tragic incident, which they say was due to unsafe conditions at the worksite. According to a Pix11 news report, the worker was […]

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Construction Managers in NYC Crane Accident

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Prosecutors have filed charges against two construction managers in connection with an East Harlem construction accident in June 2018, which left two ironworkers with disabling injuries. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, prosecutors filed second-degree assault charges against the two employees. The workers were severely injured when a mini-crane that was lifting […]

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Falls from Roofs Can Be Deadly

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Falling from heights has consistently remained one of the most common causes of fatal construction accidents. Injuries involving falls from roofs tend to occur during construction activity, roof repair and maintenance, painting and more recently, during cable T.V. and solar panel installations. These types of accidents typically happen due to dangerous conditions on the property […]

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Ladder Accidents at Construction Sites: What You Need to Know

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Most construction workers – from ironworkers and bricklayers to painters, roofers and electricians, etc. – in New York City work on ladders and scaffolds. Ladders are among the most basic tools in the construction industry. Ladder accidents or falls from ladders are extremely common among workers who perform these construction-related jobs. Whether an accident is […]

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New York City Construction Accident Injuries and Fatalities Surge Amid Building Boom

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Construction-related fatalities have doubled and injuries have increased by 17 percent as building activity has surged in New York City. According to a report in the New York Post, which looked at city Buildings Department records, eight people have lost their lives in construction accidents just in the first seven months of 2018 compared to […]

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New Yorks Scaffold Law: Four Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) nearly 65 percent of workers in the construction industry work on scaffolds. These may be supported scaffolds, which consist of one or more platforms supported by rigid, load-bearing structures such as poles, legs, frames and outriggers. Suspended scaffolds on the other hand, have one or more […]

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Staten Island Construction Worker Killed in Saw Incident

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A man in his 50s was killed in a construction accident after the saw he was operating slipped and fatally sliced his throat. According to a report in The Staten Island Advance, the man was working at a roadwork site on Maine and Fiske avenues. He was using a saw to cut a pipe when […]

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Worker Injured in Lower Manhattan Construction Accident

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A worker was injured in a construction accident at 3 World Trade Center on Aug. 2. According to a news article on Patch.com, the initial report of a wall collapse proved inaccurate, but the worker was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was apparently dismantling a wall inside the tower when he […]

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One Worker Killed, One Injured in Two Separate NYC Construction Accidents

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Two workers suffered grave injuries in separate construction accidents over the span of two days in New York City. According to news reports, the first incident happened on Thursday July 12, in Upper Manhattan at a 13-story building on Riverside Drive near the northern end of Riverside Park in Morningside Heights. The 28-year-old victim was […]

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Three Injured in East Harlem Construction Site Accident

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Three people were injured, including one critically and another seriously, when a mini crane came crashing down at an East Harlem construction site. According to a report in the New York Post, a construction crew was installing a curtain wall at a building on East 126th Street near Lexington Avenue when the mini crane went […]

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