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Apartment Accident in New York City Results in $50K Fine and Criminal Charges

A property developer found responsible for a fatal apartment accident in New York City escaped serving jail time but will have to pay a $50,000 fine for contributing to the death of a two-year-old girl. The victim as sitting on the sidewalk outside her Upper West Side apartment complex with her grandmother in 2015 when loose stone and terra cotta fell from the façade of the building, striking her. The girl was killed instantly. The grandmother suffered serious injuries.

Fall from Heights Accident in New York Leaves Construction Worker Hospitalized

A man was hospitalized after a fall at a job site earlier this month. The man was laying masonry on the third floor of a building under construction in Williamsburg when he lost his balance and fell down an interior shaft inside the structure. He tumbled roughly 10 feet and landed on concrete below. EMTs were summoned and the man was rushed to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.

Fall From Heights Accident in New York Results in $22 Million Award

A construction-related fall from heights accident in New York City over a decade ago has resulted in a $22 million verdict for a worker who plummeted off a bridge in the Bronx. A jury recently awarded the construction site accident victim after a protracted 10-year battle.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Sends Dangerous Debris Flying

A construction accident in Manhattan earlier this month sent debris tumbling at a jobsite along West 57th Street. According to investigation documents, at around 8PM on January 21st emergency crews were called to an unspecified accident at a lot in Manhattan. When they arrived, firefighters learned that an exterior elevator had somehow broken free and struck the side of the building while loaded with construction materials. The materials spilled from the swinging elevator platform and came crashing to the ground from a height of almost 30 stories.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Sends Dangerous Debris Flying

A construction accident in Manhattan earlier this month sent debris tumbling at a jobsite along West 57th Street. According to investigation documents, at around 8PM on January 21st emergency crews were called to an unspecified accident at a lot in Manhattan. When they arrived, firefighters learned that an exterior elevator had somehow broken free and struck the side of the building while loaded with construction materials. The materials spilled from the swinging elevator platform and came crashing to the ground from a height of almost 30 stories.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Spurs Stop Work order

A jobsite on the Upper West Side was shut down last month after the Department of Buildings investigated a massive concrete spill at the site. The construction accident in New York City left 3 cubic yards of concrete-enough to fill the back of a pickup truck three times (roughly 600 gallons or roughly 12,000 pounds) spewed across the work site.

Number of Construction Accidents in New York Increases in 2018

A report compiled by Crain's New York Business shows that the number of construction accidents in New York City was the highest in 2018 that it's been in recent years. The number of workers hurt on construction jobsites climbed to a post-recession record attributable to the building boom going on in NYC. Although the report stopped counting in October (publishing schedule), the number of accidents and injuries recorded had already outpaced those recorded during all of 2017.

Demolition Accident at New York Jobsite Leaves Workers Unscathed

A team of construction workers narrowly avoided injury earlier this month when a demolition accident in Manhattan sent a large portion of wall tumbling to the ground. The accident happened at a jobsite inside a five-story building in lower Manhattan around noon. FDNY responders rushed to the scene but thankfully none of the workers onsite reported any serious injuries.

Apartment Accident in the Bronx Forces Evacuation

A shocking apartment accident in the Bronx has forced the evacuation of 49 residential units in a complex in the Claremont neighborhood along Findlay Avenue. Late on the evening of Monday, November 26th a massive section of retaining wall-estimated to be up to 20 feet wide and 18 feet high-collapsed, compromising the support of structure of the building directly in front of the retaining wall. The building was evacuated quickly as first responders warned that the collapse could have undermined the structural stability of the apartment building.

Premises Liability Accident in New York May Have Been Caused by Construction

Pedestrians narrowly avoided tragedy earlier this month when a heavy glass window fell from the fifth floor of a building in Manhattan on September 13th. The glass and a portion of the window frame came crashing down, just missing pedestrians on the sidewalk below by mere inches. But this isn't a typical premises liability accident. This premises liability accident in New York could have been caused in part by a construction crew.

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