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Two Construction Workers Valiantly Rescued from Harlem Building

Two construction workers were rescued in Harlem on Friday, Dec. 13 after the hydraulic lift they were operating tipped over without warning, crashing into the building where they were working. They had been almost 50 feet up in the air when the fully extended lift fell. They were left stranded, pinned against the side of the five-story building at 17 W. 118th St., with the risk of falling to the ground at any moment.

1 killed, 2 injured in Bronx Amtrak Railyard Electrical Accident

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, shortly after 11:00 a.m., an electrical accident occurred at an Amtrak railyard, tragically killing an Amtrak employee and injuring two others. The incident occurred at the Con Edison Van Nest Substation in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. NYPD are assisting Amtrak police in an ongoing investigation into the incident.

Surprise Site Inspections Lead to Decrease in Construction Accidents

We have often discussed construction accidents in this space. After all, fighting on behalf of injured workers is what we do. The most heartbreaking and senseless thing about most construction accidents is that many of them could have been prevented if fundamental safety rules and regulations were followed. Many accidents occur because of a lack of safety or supervision at a construction site. Our lawyers know firsthand how an unsafe work site can lead to an injury that changes someone's life forever, and the statistics show it: according to OSHA, in 2017, a staggering one in 5 worker deaths were in construction. In New York City, the situation is not better. Between 2015 and 2018, construction-related injuries increased by 61 percent, according to city data cited in a New York Times article.

Wrestler Matt Travis's Life Tragically Cut Short in Hit and Run

Saturday, November 9, 2019 marks another tragedy in New York. At around 2:30am, 25-year-old Matt Travis was riding his bicycle in the bike lane at the foot of the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem when a Kenworth dump truck, traveling southbound along First Avenue, made an illegal left turn onto East 125th Street and slammed into Travis before a number of horrified witnesses.

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