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March 2012 Archives

Staten Island Construction Accident Yields Criminal Charges

Two men have been convicted of criminal charges stemming from a fatal February 2009 Staten Island construction accident. According to a recent article in the NY Daily News, the accident occurred on Bay Street in Rosebank, NY when a concrete façade collapsed in a gust of wind and crushed 59-year-old Robert McGee. The men charged are employees of Well Build Development Corp of Staten Island and Woodrow Builders LLC of Short Hills, NJ. McGee was a construction foreman from Bohemia, Long Island, and his family has a lawsuit against the companies pending in the state Supreme Court in Suffolk County.

$3 Million Settlement Reached in Ladder Fall Case

Block O Toole & Murphy is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have reached a substantial settlement of $3 million for a ladder fall incident. The then-41-year-old Plaintiff received the settlement after receiving serious wrist, facial, and cognitive injuries due to a fall from a ladder at a construction site in Manhattan. The case was handled by firm partner Daniel P. O'Toole and Scott Occhiogrosso.

Construction Worker Rescued from Cave-In

A construction worker has been rescued after a structural collapse resulted in a cave-in, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. A construction site in East Harlem turned chaotic when a trench collapsed, trapping a construction worker shoulder-deep in debris for over an hour. Con Edison and the FDNY finally rescued the man with two Con Ed trucks and a pulley rigged onto the building s wall. The 30-year-old construction worker was taken to Harlem Hospital for evaluation, and is considered in serious but stable condition.