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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Queens Man Dies in Dumpster Accident During Construction at His Home

Across the New York metropolitan area, we are used to hearing about serious construction accidents occurring at large building and repair sites. Falls from skyscrapers, scaffold failures and crane malfunctions often make the news. It’s important to remember that construction accidents don’t just happen at major structures though. Even a standard home renovation can have… Read More »

Annual Report Shows 55 Construction Accident Deaths in New York State

On Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area, large construction projects are so familiar that most people barely notice them unless they are blocking their sidewalk or causing them to wait in traffic. However, there is a stark hidden cost that goes along with these building and repair jobs. Thousands of construction workers… Read More »

Ironworker Suffers Critical Injuries at LIRR Construction Site

An ironworker working on the Long Island Rail Road construction site in Mineola sustained critical injuries after being electrocuted. According to officials from the MTA, the accident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 13. The construction crew was working on building a pedestrian bridge over the tracks. At that time, a crane came… Read More »

Two Workers Dead After Trench Collapse on Long Island

A pair of workers were killed in an accident on Long Island when a trench collapsed during construction of a septic tank. According to Nassau County Police, the accident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 in Brookville at a home on West hollow Road. The workers were in the process of digging… Read More »

One Dead, Two Injured in Construction Accident on Long Island

One construction worker was killed and another injured after getting caught in wiring that was stuck underneath a pickup truck at a job site on Long Island. According to authorities, a team of construction workers had set up cable guide wiring on the road on North Bicycle Path near Port Jefferson Station at about 1:30… Read More »

As Construction Soars in New York, So Do Workplace Accidents

New York City has seen a significant boom in new construction over the past several years. With it has come a notable increase in construction accidents. According to a report from the city’s Buildings Department, construction deaths doubled and injuries increased by 17 percent in the first seven months of the year. There were eight… Read More »

Worker Killed in Scaffolding Accident at Upper Manhattan Site

A worker died after a construction site accident in Upper Manhattan the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. According to authorities, the 28-year-old man from Staten Island was hit in the head by a piece of scaffolding while working at the construction site for a 13-story building on Riverside Drive, located along the northern end of… Read More »

The Most Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are all too common in New York, especially during what has become a construction boom throughout the metro area. Any time you are in a large city, you are almost certain to see a crane or two working on tall buildings, which means no place is immune from crane accidents. These accidents can… Read More »

Family of Worker Killed in Cesspool Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a 59-year-old man who was killed in a cesspool accident in May 2017 has filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit with the Suffolk County Supreme Court. In the suit, the family claims the man’s employer, its contractors, the highway department in the Town of Huntington and the owner of the home… Read More »

6 Workers Injured When Floor Collapses at Construction Site

Six construction workers were hospitalized after suffering injures while working at a construction site overseen by Rabsky Group in Queens. The accident reportedly happened at around 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, in Long Island City, at 42-20 27th Street. Part of the eighth floor collapsed and fell onto the seventh floor, just hours after concrete… Read More »