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Crane falls on police van in a Manhattan construction site

Earlier this week, a construction vehicle entering a site flipped over and caused the attached crane to fall on top of a New York Police Department van.

According to the workers who were on site at the time, the accident occurred around 8:40 a.m. when the driver of the vehicle was attempting to navigate over a curb onto the sidewalk in order to enter the construction site. Based on reports, the vehicle’s center of gravity may have shifted when the crane was moved to complete the maneuver, causing the vehicle to flip backwards and send the crane crashing onto the parked NYPD van. No one was inside the police van at the time, and there were no reports of injury.

The contractor on-site was Flint Lock out of Westchester County. According to OSHA reports, the company has a history of safety violations. They were required to pay a fine of $250,000 recently for failure to provide adequate fall protection to employees during construction of a hotel.

Although no one was injured during this particular accident, cases like this illustrate the extreme safety risks for individuals who are not properly protected in and around negligent construction sites. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a New York construction site, you should consider taking legal action against the negligent party whose actions led to your accident. To speak to our construction site vehicle accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, call 866-LAWS-USA today.

Southport continues with Route 328 construction plans

The plan of Southport, New York to complete roadwork so as to avoid collisions and other accidents in three accident-prone locations along Route 328 are under way, despite some people’s hesitation.

A total of 13 accidents have already occurred at the Pine City exit at Southport, one of which resulted in one person’s death.

The New York State Department of Transportation has started working on how to imrpove the Route 328 Corridor to the Pennsylvania State line to Route 14. However, Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss said the proprietors of Shepherd’s Food Market are anxious that customers won’t be able to easily access their store from the Pine City exit.

Moss said townspeople, civil society, and various stakeholders were invited to attend the meeting that took place on Tuesday, October 1 at around 6:15 p.m. at the Pine City Fire Company to address these issues.

Under New York law, construction workers should be protected and their employers should ensure that they are not exposed to the unnecessary dangers while on the job. Thus, when a property owner or construction manager’s negligence causes a New York construction worker harm, our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, might be able to help him or her seek financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA.

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