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NYU construction accident kills a contractor

On Friday, November 15, a construction worker fell 40 feet from a scaffolding unit. The scaffolding was connected to a New York University building in Greenwich Village. Police investigators reported that the victim died at the accident site.

The victim was a contractor for D.P. Consulting Corp. hired to work construction on the façade of NYU’s Language and Literature building. NYU officials said they cancelled work at the construction site to “ensure that our contractors are in compliance with safety.”

Losing a loved one in any situation is difficult. Our attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP extend our condolences to those affected by this upsetting accident.


New York Construction Worker Saved from Mud

A construction worker working on the first new subway line to be built under New York City in decades became trapped in a pool of mud late on the evening of March 19th, 2013, requiring a more than four-hour effort on the part of firefighters to free the man, who was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital in order to be treated for hypothermia.

The incident occurred when the worker lost his footing and was almost instantly swallowed up by powerfully thick mud up to his waist. Firefighters initially tried to free the man by attaching ropes to his torso and pulling him out, but the suction from the mud was too powerful for the tactic to be successful. Several hours and multiple injuries to different firefighters later, the worker was finally freed at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20th.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction accident, contact the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling 866-LAWS-USA.


Construction Worker Killed in Apartment Building Accident

A 42-year-old worker was killed in a construction accident at the end of last month when he fell through the first floor of an apartment building in Queens and was hit on the head by a steel girder in the building’s basement.

The building in which the accident occurred was under construction at the time of the accident. After the man’s 15-foot fall, he was rushed from Astoria to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Since this time, construction on the building has been stopped and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to look into the incident.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this time.


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