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Category Archive for 'Falling Accidents'

The Wall Street Journal has an article about how contractors are failing to provide safety devices to prevent falling accidents on the job. It’s a growing problem, the article notes, as construction worker deaths falling from heights have increased over recent years. In fact, OSHA, which has its critics when it comes to enforcing worker […]

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New York has a strong law that protects workers who are injured due to falling from a defective ladder or scaffold, or another type of gravity-related accident. It’s codified as New York Labor Law, section 240(1) and it’s commonly referred to as the “Scaffold Law.” Each year in the New York legislature it is under […]

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Two New York City construction workers fell to their deaths in a construction accident on the Upper West side of Manhattan. The workers, who did not have harnesses for fall protection, fell 65 feet down an elevator shaft. Other fall protection should have been, but was not provided. You can read about this construction accident here. […]

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A worker was injured while climbing down from a cement truck parked near the entrance to a construction site. On August 3, 2010, the Appellate Division held that he is entitled to pursue a Labor Law 240(1) claim against the owner and lessee of the property, even though the accident did not technically occur inside the parameters of the […]

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In March 2008 there was a deadly crane accident that caused the deaths of 7 people at East 51st Street in Manhattan. On June 21, jury selection will begin in the criminal trial of the rigger, William Rapetti, who prosecutors say was responsible for this devastating construction accident. It appears his defense is typical of […]

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While working on the George Washington Bridge, the plaintiff, a construction worker, allegedly fell from one of the bridge towers when his sandblasting hose exploded after he attempted to unclog it. He was climbing down to a lower platform when he fell and sustained injuries. The defendant claimed that he should have remained in the basket […]

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