Construction Accidents Archives

Scaffolding Accident in Brooklyn Leaves Three Workers Injured

Three construction workers were injured in a terrifying scaffolding accident in New York City late last month. The individuals were working above street level at a job site in Brooklyn at around 2:30 in the afternoon of February 27th when the scaffolding they were on collapsed.

Scary Construction Accident in New York City Leaves Two Men Hanging

Two construction workers had to be rescued by the FDNY after an accident at a job site in Manhattan earlier this month. This latest construction accident in Manhattan happened on December 13th at a job site along West 118th Street near 5th Avenue at around 9:30 in the morning. The crew was installing siding onto a newly constructed building when the ground beneath the mechanical lift they were using gave way.

Terrifying Scaffolding Accident in Manhattan Leaves Four Construction Workers Injured

Four men were injured-one seriously-in a construction accident in New York City earlier last month. The scary scaffolding accident in Manhattan sent three men to the hospital with minor injuries and but one was listed in serious condition with potentially life-threatening injuries. The accident happened on November 11th around 7:30 in the morning at a construction site in Hudson Yards-near the intersection of 10th Avenue and 33rd Street.

Falling Objects Accident in New York City Kills Construction Worker

A worker was killed in a fatal falling objects accident in New York City late last month. The victim was working with a demolition crew on October 21st at a jobsite located at 60 Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side in Manhattan when tragedy struck. The crew was part of a team cleaning up the remains of a historic synagogue that had previously burned when a massive wall collapsed, trapping the victims under tons of rubble.

Fatal Construction Accident in the Bronx Caused by Partial Building Collapse

A partial building collapse in the Bronx has killed one man and sent five others to hospital with serious injuries. The construction accident in New York City occurred on August 27th when a four-story building under construction along East 208th street suffered a catastrophic structural failure. The third floor of the building completely collapsed on the floors below, cause the entire structure to pancake in on itself.

Construction Accident Leaves Worker Seriously hurt

A construction worker at a job site in Brooklyn was seriously injured after falling through the roof of the Edward B. Shallow Junior high School. The man was part of a crew resurfacing the concrete exterior of the school when the roof below him collapsed. He fell through the hole to the floor below and suffered unspecified injuries. The victim was hospitalized at Maimonides Hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.

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.

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