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Month: March 2015

Shulem Benyosef, 44, Dies in Brooklyn Ladder Fall

A 44 year old Brooklyn man recently died in a fatal ladder accident. The deceased worker, Shulem Benyosef, was on a 30-foot extension ladder working on the roof at 449 20th Street in Brooklyn when he fell off the ladder. He slipped while working more than three...

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Ironworker Killed at Gagosian Mansion

The attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy are following a fatal construction accident that took place this week at art mogul Larry Gagosian's Upper East Side mansion. As construction teams were rushing to complete a monstrous $70 million, four year project at the...

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Another Manhattan Pedestrian Struck by a Bus

It feels like open season on New York City pedestrians. If this sounds like a recently aired television program that is being shown again, that is because the story you are about to read about continues to happen over and over again on our streets. Reports are...

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More Construction Accidents in 2014

The most recent construction accident statistics from the New York City Department of Buildings have been released for September 2014. As of the end of that month, 2014 construction accidents in NYC were on track to significantly exceed the number from the previous...

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Is Failure to Yield a Criminal Offense?

Under Mayor Bill de Blassio's plan to eliminate traffic fatalities, known as Vision Zero, the failure of motor vehicle drivers to yield to pedestrians is now a criminal offense in New York City. However, prosecuting drivers who kill or injure pedestrians may become...

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Truck Side Guards Can Prevent Pedestrian Deaths in NYC

Read the most recent article on our website about a pilot program to install side guards on city-owned trucks in New York City. Side guards prevent people hit by a truck from falling under the rear wheels and being crushed. This approach has greatly reduced pedestrian...

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California Train Accident

This blog has reported frequently on the problems that Metro North, the New York City commuter train line that runs north into Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties and Connecticut. However, New York is not the only city that experiences commuter rail accidents....

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