After the sad deaths of 2 construction workers in New York City, Assemblyman Francisco Moya is pressing lawmakers to pass a construction safety law. The proposed bill is called "Carlos' Law". It is named after deceased construction worker Carlos Moncayo, who died in a construction accident in 2015. The law has lingered up in Albany, passing the Assembly but not getting through the Senate. "Carlos' Law" would increase criminal penalties against construction site managers and employers who continuously fail to follow generally accepted safety rules and regulations that result in serious injury or death.
The New York City Buildings Department has launched an investigation into the March 10th crane accident that caused the tragic death of Antonio Veloso, as reported by the New York Post.
59 year-old Wilfredo Enriques went to work on Friday morning at a construction site in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tragically, he never made it home.
Another tragedy at a New York City construction site.
Four New York City construction workers avoided a deadly fall thanks to a quick response by New York's Bravest and properly working safety harnesses. It all happened on Upper West Side on Saturday, January 30, 2016. According to officials, the workers were on a six-story building located at 44 Seaman Ave. in the Inwood section of Manhattan at 11:45 a.m. when the main cable to their scaffolding snapped.
Partner Stephen Murphy was interviewed by WPIX in New York City in the aftermath of a tragic accident. A two-year-old child was killed by bricks falling off a building on the Upper West Side. When asked whether there has been an increase in this type of accident in recent weeks, Murphy said, "We have [seen it] and that is going to come with the increase construction activity that is taking place, particularly across New York City, there is construction everywhere you look."
Worker Killed Following Trench Wall Collapse at Local New Jersey Construction Site
A 43-year-old construction worker was tragically killed on Monday after a trench collapsed during the construction of a home in Franklin Township, New Jersey. The worker was buried alive while working in the trench that was being used for the installation of utilities. Five workers who were present when the walls of the trench gave way tried to save their co-worker, but were not able to rescue the man.
The victim was part of a construction crew that had dug below the foundation of the building at the site to make a wooden support form to shore up the building's facade. According to reports, the accident occurred when the victim was inside the wooden structure and, as he tried to get out of it, unstable soil gave way around him, with dirt falling on him and burying him up to his neck, causing him to become stuck inside a hole. Emergency responders rushed the victim to Lenox Hill Hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.