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BOM Celebrates NYSTLA’s Inaugural Fall Judicial Gala

At Block O'Toole & Murphy, we take great pride in the remarkable contributions our attorneys make to the greater legal community. On the evening of November 20, 2023, legal professionals gathered at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian for the...

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MTA Bus Collides with Construction Lift in Midtown

For passengers aboard a Parkchester-bound BxM6 bus, the evening of August 14, 2023 was no ordinary Monday in New York City. Around 8:30 PM at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street, the MTA vehicle collided with an active bucket truck. The impact of the...

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Injured Worker Rescued from Crane in White Plains

In downtown White Plains, a dramatic scene unfolded in the summer sky: On Wednesday, August 9, an injured construction worker descended through the air, dangling from a safety harness. ABC reports that the worker fell during his shift on a crane boom, sustaining a...

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Crane Collapses and Catches Fire in Hell’s Kitchen

On Wednesday, July 26 just before 7:30 A.M., bystanders on Manhattan’s West Side beheld a terrifying sight: a crane on fire, forty-five stories high, issuing a thick black rope of smoke into the sky. The crane, holding a construction worker, was stationed at 550 10th...

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Van Collides with Bus in Bronx, Injuring 10 People

On Sunday night, a devastating bus accident left at least 10 people with injuries in the Bronx neighborhood of West Farms. ABC reports that around 7:15 p.m., a black minivan violently rear-ended an MTA bus at the intersection of East 180th Street and Crotona Parkway....

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Williamsburg Worker Trapped in Trench

On Tuesday, July 18 at 9:45 AM, a man working on a six-story new residential building project on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was trapped up to his waist under thousands of pounds of dirt that collapsed, stopping at least three feet high. According to...

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Long Beach, NY, Worker Falls 12 Feet From Scaffolding

On July 11, 2023 shortly after 11:00 AM, the Fire Department of Long Beach, NY was notified that a male construction worker fell from scaffolding at 100 E Broadway, located at the intersection of East Broadway and Riverside Boulevard. The man, who fell approximately...

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