$4,750,000 For Union Laborer Struck By Flying Rock From Construction Site Blast


The Plaintiff, a 46 year-old union labor foreman, was employed by the general contractor on a construction site in Bronx, New York. The project involved a significant amount of rock blasting. The blasting was conducted by the Plaintiff's employer and overseen by the property owner and the FDNY. On the date of the incident, the Plaintiff was hit in the back by a piece of flying rock which flew 325 feet and was described as the size of a football.


The Plaintiff suffered serious injuries, including a puncture wound, degloving injury and fracture in his lower back and a fracture in his right hand.

The Plaintiff could not return to work due to his injuries and made claims for past and future lost wages and loss of union benefits. He also made a claim for past and future medical expenses.


The parties settled the case for $4,750,000.

The case was handled by Daniel P. O'Toole and Frederick C. Aranki.