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January 2012 Archives

Gilboa Dam Rig Overturns, Operator Injured

A construction rig overturned at a site near the Gilboa Dam in upstate New York, injuring the operator, according to CBS 6 Albany. The operator was taken to Cobleskill Regional Hospital for evaluation and treatment. It has been reported that the driver of the machinery was walking around prior to being taken to the hospital, and it is believed that his injuries are not serious.

Giants Stadium Escalator Accident Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

An elevator that occurred at Giants Stadium four years ago reached a settlement halfway through the first day of the trial. The company that maintained the escalators at the stadium, Schindler Elevator Corp., agreed on a settlement with the eight injured fans, but the figures have not been disclosed. According to the Washington Post, the eight injured patrons will continue their lawsuit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which oversaw safety at the stadium. The lawsuit alleged that the elevator abruptly sped up, trapping limbs between the metal stairs, as well as suddenly stopped, sending fans tumbling down the escalator. The injuries occurred after the 2007 regular season game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

Firm Recovers $1.5 Million for Auto Accident Victim

Our New York personal injury law firm is pleased to announce that we recently recovered $1.5 million in damages for the injuries sustained by a New York man following a 2008 motor vehicle accident.  The accident, which occurred on November 24, took place at the intersection of Broadway and 133rd Street in Manhattan, New York.  The plaintiff, a 62-year-old livery cab driver, was stopped at said intersection when he was rear-ended by the defendant’s delivery truck.  The court granted summary judgment on the issue of liability.  The case was handled by New York accident attorneys Daniel P. O'Toole and Frederick C. Aranki.

Woman Killed in Horrifying Elevator Accident Last Week; Public Shocked and Anxious About Riding Elevators in New York City

Forty-one-year-old advertising executive Suzanne Hart was killed when the elevator car she was stepping into suddenly lurched upward, pinning her body between floors and crushing her to death. The tragic, horrifying accident was witnessed by two passengers in the elevator car who were powerless to help the victim as the elevator yanked her body up to her death, according to a fire official quoted in the New York Times. Ms. Hart was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred on December 14, 2011. The passengers were taken to New York University Langone Medical Center, according to the official, for "what they saw, traumas."