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July 2018 Archives

Commercial Waste Disposal in NYC is Dangerous and Needs to Change

A light was recently shone on the shadowy world of commercial garbage collection in New York City by Errol Louis, respected New York Daily News columnist and host of NY1's "Inside City Hall." When thinking of the inhuman conditions that commercial sanitation workers face and the danger this presents to the public, Louis writes, the person to remember is Mouctar Diallo.

Angel Ezpinoza Killed by Falling Scaffolding in Morningside Heights

Staten Island construction worker Angel Ezpinoza was tragically killed on Thursday afternoon, June 12th when a piece of scaffolding fell and struck him in the head. Ezpinoza, 28, suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Partner David Scher Offers Labor Law Expertise at CLE Lecture

Block O'Toole & Murphy Partner David L. Scher recently presented at a continuing legal education (CLE) lecture on how to properly frame and plead a Labor Law (construction accident) case. The lecture, titled "Construction Accidents from the Trenches: Strategies to Win Your Labor Law Case," was well-attended by about 100 attorneys and will be purchased by hundreds more when it becomes available.