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  • The Fatal Four

    As college basketball begins its journey to the Final Four, a foursome of the ominous variety casts a pall over New York City's construction workers: the fatal four.  The fatal four refers to the four top causes of construction...

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

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Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

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  • Construction worker dies in freak accident with runaway forklift

    New York City records a large toll of construction accidents each year. That toll is increasing with the advent of a new real estate boom in new construction. One recent accident illustrates the plight of one construction worker in a...

  • 3 DIY Tips For Ruining Your Personal Injury Claim

    The idea of "do it yourself" (DIY) is hotter than ever, with entire cable networks and websites devoted to teaching consumers how to roll up their sleeves and work on satisfying projects.  When it comes to your legal rights,...

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  • 11 Year Old Girl Injured In Brooklyn After Being Struck By School Bus

    Our thoughts are prayers are with the 11 year old girl who was struck by a yellow school bus as she was crossing the street at St. John's Place and Nostrand Avenue in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn on...

  • Pedestrian accidents often involve commercial busses or trucks

    Pedestrians often face hazardous circumstances in New York City due to the significant number of accidents that occur daily involving motor vehicles. Many pedestrians are injured in pedestrian accidents involving buses, trucks, vans and other commercial vehicles. A certain number...

  • Construction Worker Killed in Queens Forklift Accident

    Rakesh Ram, a 28-year-old construction worker, was killed in a random forklift accident in Queens. The fatal work accident took place in the Long Island City section of Queens on Review Avenue near 35th Street, a busy commercial block.  Ram...

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  • Construction accidents and deaths more likely on non-union sites

    In New York City, there is currently a construction boom that is having a beneficial economic impact on businesses and on the thousands of individuals who are working in construction jobs. With that upswing in financial well-being, however, there is...

  • Blocked Bike Lanes Are Placing NYC Cyclists At Risk

    Recent data shows that illegal parking in bike lanes throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn is on the rise and creating more dangers for cyclists as well as increasing the rate of a possible bicycle accident. According to amNew York, nearly 1000...

  • Intro 1447: Protector of Workplace Safety or Union Power Grab?

    As we have written about frequently in recent years, New York City is in the midst of an unprecedented construction boom. An unfortunate, but preventable, side effect of the increased building activity has been an increase in construction worker injuries...

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  • City Politicians Have an Opportunity to Make a 'Safer Skyline' With Proposed Construction Safety Laws

    Members of the City Council are weighing a series of proposed laws that are focused on improving worker safety in the construction industry. The new laws are gaining momentum as the plight of the construction worker is being played out...

  • Alarming Statistics in 2016 NY Construction Fatalities Report

    Deaths from work-related incidents in the construction industry are on the rise, according to a recently-released report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH). The annual report, titled Deadly Skyline, reveals disturbing trends in construction workplace...

  • Pedestrian accidents can often carry deadly consequences

    Motorists who are in an excessive hurry in New York City sometimes end up in a lot of self-made trouble. This may include the causing of pedestrian accidents by negligent or reckless driving. That happened on Jan. 22 on a...

  • Construction accidents and deaths occur more at smaller projects

    An ironic characteristic of safety patterns has been recognized by experts who observe the construction industry in New York City. Because most of the safety precautions and regulations are directed at new buildings being constructed with 10 stories or more,...

  • More Funding for Vision Zero: Is it Money Well Spent?

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to again pad funding for Vision Zero by adding another $317 million to the project over the next five years. The money will continue to fund traffic related changes aimed at reducing...

  • Headed South? Make Sure You Are Protected

    As much as we enjoy all New York City has to offer, we must admit we understand if you desire to get away for a couple of months during the winter. Many of our Manhattan neighbors find places such...

  • Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

    Parents - at least the vast majority of them - care deeply about their children. Therefore, ensuring their safety and wellbeing is the most important thing in the world to them.  Whether a parent is keeping a close eye...

  • Public transportation accidents no stranger to New York City

    Residents of New York City are acclimated to using trains and subways to get around. It is convenient and eliminates the headache of getting involved in a car accident or incurring an obscene number of parking tickets. It doesn't always...

  • Inspections Decline Despite Sharp Increase in Construction Fatalities

    Construction work can be seen everywhere you look around New York City. Building is at an all-time high. Sadly, injuries and deaths to construction workers have also soared during this period of growth. And a new study reveals some damning...

  • Increase in NYC Construction Fatalities Prompts Proposal of New Laws

    The rash increase in serious construction accidents and the publicity associated with these accidents has triggered a reaction from New York City's City Council. It is expected that City Council members will introduce a comprehensive package of proposed laws next...

  • Pedestrian accidents often hinge on identification issues

    Where a hit-and-run accident in New York City involves death or serious injury, the driver who leaves the scene is usually apprehended by the authorities. This may be due to the perpetrator's change of heart and voluntary surrender or it...

  • Hurt in LIRR train derailment in Brooklyn? Here's what you need to know.

    As New Yorkers, we rely heavily on public transportation to commute to and from jobs, for family outings, to run personal errands, and much more. The scenes from a Brooklyn train station this morning were horrific - smashed glass, fire,...

  • Truck accidents involving rear-end collisions can be deadly

    The combination of two tractors-trailers, a car and a pickup truck can spell deadly results if they are part of a chain-reaction crash. Truck accidents with cars and smaller vehicles occur on busy New York roadways with some frequency. One...

  • Construction worker is hurt after fall into a construction hole

    Conflicting news reports surrounded a Dec. 21 incident at a construction site in New York City. A series of alarms went off after a man allegedly fell into a construction hole that was estimated to be from 12 to 15...

  • Look Out Below!

    We have spent many hours over the years pursuing the rights of construction accident victims and writing posts about them for the benefit of the general public in New York City.  Many of our posts have covered the threats...

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

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Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

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  • IN NYC, Some Construction Worker Deaths Loom in Anonymity

    How does a family feel when their mother or father is killed in a construction site accident but New York City agencies fail to recognize the death in their statistics? Unfortunately, several families in the New York area are currently...

  • New York City's Deadly Streets

    The streets are a tough place to be. When you venture out for the day, there's a chance you won't make it back home to your family. Is it because of dangerous murderers? How about drug dealers? Is it...

  • Make Every Day Labor Day

    We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day filled with friends, family and food. We also hope you took a moment to think about the real meaning of Labor Day, celebrating the American labor movement and the contributions workers...

  • Big Weekend For Injuries In The NFL

    Professional football often seems like a modern day gladiator sport, providing fans the opportunity to be entertained by large men colliding with one another at high speeds for three hours. This past weekend was a demonstration of the risks...

  • Crashes Involving City Vehicles Are Increasing

    Crashes involving city vehicles are up - - and not by just a little. Accidents involving city agency vehicles, not including the Police Department, soared by more than 10%. In 2015 there were 5726 crashes involving non-police city vehicles. Unfortunately,...

  • Deadly Midtown Manhattan Construction Site Sparks Construction Accident Prevention Discussion

    Yesterday, a 52-year-old worker fell to his death while working at a construction site located at a Midtown Manhattan high rise building. The male subcontractor was working on the 47th story of a building located at W. 52nd St. between...

  • 2016: Open Season on NYC Cyclists

    New York City continues to talk tough about making our streets safer when it comes to crashes. But an alarming study reveals that NYC cyclists have never been in greater danger. So far this year there have been 17 cyclists...

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