An ordinary morning turned into horror for Tribeca residents and commuters. We continue to update you on the Tribeca crane collapse.
A tragic crane accident in Manhattan today is the latest in a string of noteworthy construction accidents in New York City. On the morning of Friday, February 5, 2016, one person was killed and two others seriously injured when an enormous crane collapsed in the Tribeca section of Lower Manhattan. Tragically, a bystander was killed when the crane fell on him. His name has not been released. The two injured people were taken to Bellevue Hospital where they are undergoing emergency treatment.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their family members.
A 62-year-old construction worker fell to his death when he slipped and fell from a fire escape, causing him to plummet six stories down to the ground in the rear of 124 East 107th Street, East Harlem, New York. The victim was replacing the gutters of the building. Reports indicate that he was not utilizing a safety harness or any safety equipment while working at an elevated height. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who loved him.
We have written extensively on this blog about the current construction boom in New York City and the risk that cutting corners and negligence play in risking the health and safety of New Yorkers and the people around the world who visit our great city.
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, we focus our resources and energy on making things right for the injured as well as families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death.
2015 was a rough year for New Yorkers:
Welcome to part one of our look back on our blog's injury-related posts of 2015.
We hope that calling attention to these injuries will help spread the word about the rights of the injured, making it more likely that negligent parties are held accountable for the injuries and deaths their actions cause.
"What goes up must come down." - Isaac Newton
Gravity is a simple concept that we often take for granted. Ideally, things come back down to earth in a controlled manner that is safe for everyone in the vicinity.
A recent study shows that an alarming number of construction sites in Western New York are woefully failing to provide their employees with a safe place to work. Not by coincidence, this study was released as New York State continues to experience a spike in serious construction accidents and fatalities. Worker safety needs to become a greater focus with politicians, the media and New Yorkers. The problem isn't going away.
Depending on your age, you've either heard your grandparents or parents say it, or you've said it yourself:
"In my day, things were built to last."
This was no accident.
Four New York City construction workers avoided a deadly fall thanks to a quick response by New York's Bravest and properly working safety harnesses. It all happened on Upper West Side on Saturday, January 30, 2016. According to officials, the workers were on a six-story building located at 44 Seaman Ave. in the Inwood section of Manhattan at 11:45 a.m. when the main cable to their scaffolding snapped.