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Category: Scaffold Accidents

November 24, 2017 Construction Accidents,Scaffold Accidents

SoHo Scaffolding Accident Results in Injuries

New York City construction accident lawyers can provide representation in circumstances where a scaffolding collapse causes harm to victims. Unfortunately, scaffolding collapses occur far too frequently, causing a substantial number of construction site injuries and causing a substantial number of fatalities on construction sites. Both construction workers and pedestrians who are near to the construction… read more

September 7, 2017 Scaffold Accidents

Scaffold Accidents and Personal Injury

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an estimated 2.3 million workers in the construction industry work on scaffolds – this is 65% of construction workers. The 2003 and 2004 Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the private sector revealed that more than 60 deaths and 4,500 injuries occur each year due to scaffold… read more

July 3, 2017 Back Injuries,Brain Injury,Burn Injury,Catastrophic Injuries,Construction Accidents,Eye Injury Lawyers,Hazardous Materials,Negligent Security,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Premises Liability,Scaffold Accidents,Slip and Fall,Spinal Injuries,Workers' Compensation,Wrongful Death

Personal Injury Claims for Construction Workers

As a construction worker, it’s always possible that you might be lightly or badly injured at the site because of a sudden fall or while handling heavy construction equipment. On certain occasions, it has also happened that cranes bearing heavy loads have lost control and dropped heavy items on people, injuring and disabling them permanently… read more

February 25, 2017 Brain Injury,Scaffold Accidents

BRONX: Scaffolding Collapse Seriously Injured Pedestrian In Norwood

Scaffolding Accident Seriously Injures Woman Walking With Her Children BRONX, NEW YORK (February 24, 2017) – A scaffolding accident in the Bronx left a woman walking her two children seriously injured as she was walking in Norwood, according to NBC News. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident and came across a female pedestrian… read more

February 25, 2017 Scaffold Accidents

BRONX: Mother of Two Children Injured After High Winds Cause Scaffolding Collapse

Scaffolding Accident Seriously Injures Woman Walking With Her Children BRONX, NEW YORK (February 24, 2017) – A woman walking down a street in the Bronx was hit in the head after scaffolding collapsed due to high winds, according to police. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident and found the woman bleeding from the head…. read more

February 25, 2017 Scaffold Accidents

BRONX: Woman Hit In The Head With Scaffolding After High Winds Caused Collapse

Scaffolding Accident Seriously Injures Woman Walking With Her Children BRONX, NEW YORK (February 24, 2017) – A mother that was walking with her kids was seriously injured after a scaffolding collapsed and hit her in the head, according to ABC News. The 39-year-old victim has yet to be identified. Neither of her two children sustained… read more

November 6, 2016 Scaffold Accidents

KINGSBURY: Construction Worker Rahssan Smith Killed While Painting Bridge After Falling From Scaffolding Into Kingsbury Canal And Drowning

FATAL ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION  KINGSBURY, NEW YORK (November 11, 2016) – A construction worker drowned to death after falling from scaffolding into the Kingsbury Canal, according to NBC News. Authorities have been able to identify the man that drowned to death as  Rahssan Smith. Rahssan Smith was one of several construction workers from the Department of Transportation… read more

September 19, 2016 Construction Accidents,Scaffold Accidents,Workers' Compensation

Huge Fine Against NY Contractor Gets Upheld

A New York contractor was fined recently by OSHA for serious violations.  The company reportedly had workers on scaffolding for a 23-story hotel project.  The contractor did not provide adequate fall protection, despite the fact that the employees were up as high as 26 feet. Accordingly, OSHA fined the company $249,900 for the serious violation…. read more

August 9, 2016 Construction Accidents,Scaffold Accidents

Worker Dies After NYC Scaffolding Accident

Recently, a tragic accident in New York City resulted in the death of a 27-year-old construction worker. The young worker was performing his job on a construction site in Greenwich Village and was planning to head to his Westchester County home. Unfortunately, a wood plank fell off a scaffold near Hudson Street and Leroy Street…. read more

August 8, 2016 Construction Accidents,Scaffold Accidents,Workers' Compensation

Scaffolding Collapses: The Risks and Problems Faced by Workers

When people perform their work duties while standing on scaffolding, every possible safety precaution must be taken in order to prevent serious injuries and fatalities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards for scaffolding safety and these standards should be met or exceeded by construction companies in order to reduce the potential risk… read more