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September 2017 Archives

Deadly Construction Accidents Inspire Renewed Efforts to Pass Carlos' Law

After the sad deaths of 2 construction workers in New York City, Assemblyman Francisco Moya is pressing lawmakers to pass a construction safety law. The proposed bill is called "Carlos' Law". It is named after deceased construction worker Carlos Moncayo, who died in a construction accident in 2015. The law has lingered up in Albany, passing the Assembly but not getting through the Senate. "Carlos' Law" would increase criminal penalties against construction site managers and employers who continuously fail to follow generally accepted safety rules and regulations that result in serious injury or death.

Construction Worker Killed in Deadly Manhattan Fall at Maiden Avenue Luxury Building

A 44 year-old construction worker fell 29 floors while working during the construction of a new luxury apartment building in lower Manhattan. The unidentified worker was working on Maiden Avenue, at a building called “1 Seaport,” at 9:25 am when he tragically fell. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report from Eyewitness News.
 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the now deceased worker. This is a terribly sad story.

Water Taxi Crash in West Midtown Terminal: Get Legal Help Today

At just after 4pm on July 28, 2017, a water taxi crossing the Hudson River from New Jersey crashed into the West Midtown Ferry Terminal on 39th Street, as reported by NBC News New York. Tragically, over 30 people were injured, with some facing serious injuries after the crash.

Tragic MTA Bus & Tour Bus Crash in Flushing Kills 3, Injures At Least 15

At around 6:15AM on Monday, September 18, a Q20 MTA bus and a Dahlia Travel and Tours bus collided at the busy intersection of Northern Boulevard and Main Street in Flushing, Queens, as reported by The New York Times.