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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Crane

31-Story Crane Falls Apart in Brooklyn

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Although there are many potential hazards on a typical New York construction site, cranes are perhaps some of the most worrying. These towering pieces of heavy equipment seem to loom over us as we walk by, and many of us have an underlying fear that they might fall over at any minute. These fears… Read More »

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Toxic

What Should I Do If I Was Exposed to Toxins on a New York Construction Site?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

No matter how important a building is, no one should ever be exposed to toxins in order to facilitate its construction. Construction workers in New York may suffer serious health consequences as a result of being exposed to toxins while on the job. In some cases, this exposure is the result of an accident… Read More »

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Brooklyn Construction Accident Results in Terrible Consequences

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Another construction accident in New York has claimed the life of a worker. The accident also severely injured a second worker. Although it’s true that “accidents happen,” someone is usually to blame – at least to some degree. Negligence and carelessness by property owners and third-party contractors can lead to serious consequences for innocent… Read More »

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PowerTools

What Can I Do After Being Injured By Power Tools on a New York Construction Site?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Day in and day out, millions of construction workers in New York rely on various power tools to get the job done. But what happens when these power tools become defective and cause injuries? Workers may place enormous amounts of trust in the manufacturers of these power tools, assuming that they can depend on… Read More »

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Scaffold

Legal Consequences After 2019 Harlem Construction Accident

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

After more than a year, two workers are finally facing legal consequences for a 2019 accident that killed a construction worker in Harlem. Like so many other accidents in New York, this deadly accident involved faulty scaffolding and a worker’s fall from heights. A wrongful death claim would have allowed the surviving family member… Read More »

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ConstrFall

Man Falls Over 50 Feet Into a Dumpster and Survives in Yet Another New York Construction Accident

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

On December 14th of 2020, it was reported that a New York construction worker had miraculously survived after falling 5 stories in Ithaca. He had been working on the roof of a structure that was under construction. Fortunately, the 37-year-old man fell directly into a dumpster, which was presumably filled with bags of soft… Read More »

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What Happens After My Spouse Dies in a New York Construction Accident?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Losing your spouse in a work-related accident can impact your life in more ways than one. Along with the emotional and mental pain of losing someone you love, this loss can also be detrimental financially. You may have been relying on your spouse’s paycheck to help raise your children and pay the bills. After… Read More »

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The Future of NYC’s Scaffold Law

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

There are many things that make the Big Apple unique, but in terms of its approach to construction, there is one thing that stands out more than anything else: the Scaffold Law. This law is more than 100 years old, and it predates workers’ compensation, OSHA, and many other construction-related laws in the state… Read More »

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What is the Scaffold Law in New York City?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Otherwise known as Section 240(1) of New York’s Labor Law, the Scaffold Law plays an important role in protecting construction workers in the Empire State. If you have been injured on a construction site, the Scaffold Law may form an important underpinning of your legal case. Learn more about this law, and you will… Read More »

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