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Construction Accidents | Work Injuires

Brooklyn building collapse crushes worker to death

by September 14, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Construction Accident Kills Worker – Hundreds of millions of years ago, human beings were first erecting structures where they would live and raise their families. While the beginning of the construction industry had a rocky start, the world has benefited greatly from the advances. No matter how safe materials, training, Read more »

Mechanic Avoids Jail Time for Role in Crane Collapse

by September 7, 2012 » Add the first comment.

In August of this year, construction mechanic, Tibor Varganyi, was able to avoid a 15 year prison sentence for his part in the 2008 East 91st Street construction crane accident by testifying against his former employer, James Lomma. On May 30th 2008, a construction crane collapsed into the street, but Read more »

Bushwick construction accident forces out residents

by August 23, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Two separate apartment buildings were evacuated in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. The two four-story buildings were evacuated after large cracks began to form in the exterior brick walls. One tenant, Matt Brogan, an architectural consultant, became alarmed after he noticed 1 to 1.5 inch gaps forming between the exposed Read more »

NY roofing accident results in a fatality

by June 17, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Commentary Regarding Roofing Accidents in NYC — Construction Accident results In Tragedy Believe it or not, the construction industry is starting to see a recovery on the East Coast thanks to many homeowners looking to sell but needing to remodel first.? One of the most popular forms of remodeling and Read more »

Manhattan Crane Accident Kills One Worker And Injures Others

by April 5, 2012 » Add the first comment.

One construction worker was killed and another was injured when a crane collapsed at a construction site in Manhattan.? The accident occurred where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is extending the 7 subway line.? Two pieces of the boom, a 80-foot piece and a 40-foot piece, came apart and fell to Read more »

Construction Worker Falls From Throgs Neck Bridge

by March 30, 2012 » Add the first comment.

A construction worker fell while working on the Throgs Neck bridge early this morning.? The Coast Guard was alerted at 8:05 a.m.? Rescue crews were searching the area for the man who has been identified as John Massas of New Jersey.? Massas was an employee of Nuco Painting Corporation, a Read more »

Manhattan Building Collapse Kills One Worker and Injures Two

by March 23, 2012 » Add the first comment.

A building being demolished in Manhattan collapsed killing one construction worker? and injuring two others.? The building is located on 130th Street near Broadway.? It is owned by Columbia University and was being demolished to make way for the school’s expansion.? Construction workers cut a structural beam which caused the Read more »

Construction worker suffers serious injury in NYC

by February 29, 2012 » Add the first comment.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, a New York City construction worker suffered a fifteen foot fall which resulted in substantial injuries and hospitalization. The construction worker, whose identity has yet to be released, was working on the new building for the CUNY?s Advanced Science Research Center in Harlem. Apparently he Read more »

Tips For Preventing Construction Injuries

by December 6, 2011 » Add the first comment.

What are the most common construction site or workplace injuries?? Falls and equipment failures?are the causes of most workplace injuries. Its important to be safety minded at all times to help prevent serious injuries from happening to you. Below are seven (7) important tips that will help minimize Read more »

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