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2 Years, 31 Dead

The New York Times published an editorial about the excessive number of construction accident deaths in New York City — 31 dead in 2 years. In fact, 29 of the 31 workers were working at nonunion sites. People should respectfully take that astonishing figure into account the next time they criticize unions. Further, the rate […]

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The New York Times reports on a substantial increase in construction worker injuries and deaths in New York City. Construction has increased in recent years, but the rate of construction accidents has increased even more. In the last year, there have been 10 contruction-related deaths, whereas previous years have averaged 5.5 deaths. The accident rate […]

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New York City is in the midst of a historic building boom. It seems like around every corner there is a new building being erected or at least some other type of major construction project. The New York Daily News has reported on the human toll that has resulted from the boom and from lax […]

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On April 7, 2014, I was quoted in a New York Post article, “Midtown’s One57 residential tower hit with 19 civil suits,” by Julia Marsh. As the article explains, out of the 19 civil suits, there are ten injury lawsuits pending against this midtown development for the super-rich, where sales of apartments range as high […]

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It’s not often that Labor Law 240 (a/k/a the “Scaffold Law”) makes it into the New York Times. But today the Times reported on how efforts are firing up in Albany to limit its protections so that worker fault will limit the amount of jury verdicts. This would be a big mistake. This law serves […]

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It seems that each year New York Labor Law sections 240(1) and 241(6) are under attack from business and insurance interests, and in their battle cry, which is loud, frantic and furious, they claim that these laws, which serve to protect construction workers, actually provide too many protections, even covering accidents where the injured worker […]

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There is an excellent post on one of my favorite law blogs, The Pop Tort, about how a large slice of our population is unable to afford legal representation in critical areas such as domestic violence, child custody and housing. However, there is a notable exception where, if a person suffers an injury due to […]

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Gravity Has Its Limits

Although New York Labor Law 240(1) has undergone a rather significant judicial expansion in the past few years, beginning most notably with the Runner case decided by the Court of Appeals in 2009, plaintiff attorneys should take heed that lower courts have at times not shown a willingness to read the statute in an overly-broad […]

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An April 4, 2012 Reuters article, “Advocates Call For Scaffolding Law Reform,” focuses on efforts by business groups to repeal parts of New York Labor Law 240(1), which has existed for 130 years and provides important protections for injured construction workers. The momentum behind this effort, led by State Senator Gallivan who has sponsored a […]

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Announcement

I am announcing that I have opened up my own practice: The Law Offices of Eric Dinnocenzo. You can view my website at www.dinnocenzolaw.com.

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