Construction site accident

Construction site accidents happen suddenly. The impact of such mishaps are hard to describe with words. One such mishap, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has happened recently.

More details about the accident:

This construction site accident happened in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Wednesday night. Actually, a concrete slab came crashing down suddenly from a 30-story, under-construction condo at 1059 Third Avenue. The debris that fell entered a nearby, six-story apartment building, through the roof. The location of the affected apartment is East 63rd Street and Third Avenue. 

Anybody injured?

A man reported suffering minor personal injuries because of the 6-inch thick concrete slab that came crashing down on him. The incident occurred when he was taking a shower shortly before 9 p.m.

According to Steven Jones, 34, a resident and the eyewitness, he was in inside his studio apartment at that time. He suddenly heard a loud, explosion-like sound. He immediately came out of his washroom only to see a cloud of thick, black dust and a huge hole in his ceiling. According to Jones, if he would have been in his kitchen, he would have died in this construction site accident.

The debris blocked his front door completely, as well as the fire escape. Firefighters managed to mount the fire escape and access a window to get to Jones and dig him out of the building. The debris only inflicted damage to one floor of the building. The rest of the building’s structure is strong, says the department of buildings.

Officials have now fully inspected the building under construction on Thursday. They have issued a full stop work order. They have decided to take further enforcement actions once the ongoing investigation is completed.  Keep coming back to our website to get any latest news related to this construction site accident. We will keep you posted with updates related to this mishap.

This type of accident can cause catastrophic injuries.  These injuries can be compensated under Labor Law §240.  If you or a loved one is injured in an elevation related injury (either a fall from an elevation or an object falling from an elevation), call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620.  We are here to help.

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    Motor Vehicle Accident
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Motor vehicle accidents always affect the lives of victims. At times, they also affect the life of the perpetrators as well. An example of this has occurred in Medford, Long Island.

    Everything in Detail:

    The police have arrested a teenager involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents. One of these accidents resulted in injuries to a police officer. The teenager arrested for these two accidents has been identified as Jaheem Funderburke. He is only 17 years, according to Suffolk County Police.

    The details of the first accident caused by Funderburke:

    The first accident he caused, injured a Suffolk County Officer responding to a call on Preston Street. Funderburke immediately fled the scene after the accident. As for the Officer injured in this accident, he was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he suffered.

    The details of the second accident caused by Funderburke:

    Jaheem Funderburke caused another accident just a night later on Saturday night. His Mazda hit a Nissan being driven by a 42-year-old woman. Fortunately, the woman involved was lucky and did not suffer injury from the accident, said Suffolk County Police.

    Jaheem and his two passengers tried to flee the scene on foot. However, all three of them were captured in a nearby wooded area, said the police. Jaheem was sent to Southside Hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in the second motor vehicle accident.

    The police arrested all three. The multiple charges filed against Jaheem Funderburke include:

    • Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
    • Assault
    • Reckless endangerment
    • Criminal possession of a controlled substance

    The two passengers with Funderburke in Saturday night’s accident have been identified as Kalithe Bell, 18, and Kenya Uceda, also 18. Both of them have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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      A Queens-based man is facing criminal trouble as he has been charged in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident in Hempstead. A pedestrian has suffered serious personal injuries due to this crash.

      More details of the accident:

      This accident happened on Franklin Avenue at about 11:20 p.m. on Thursday. Authorities have identified the suspect as Caner Kutyar, 34 years old. He lives in Briarwood. He fled from the scene of the accident after striking a pedestrian.

      Injuries related to the accident?

      According to Nassau County police, the pedestrian injured in this accident has suffered multiple injuries. The pedestrian’s age, according to detectives, is 43. He remains in the hospital and his condition is critical due to the multiple injuries he suffered, said police detectives.

      Any arrest?

      The Garden City police have found and arrested Kutyar, said authorities. According to the Nassau County police, Kutyar has been arraigned on a felony charge of fleeing the scene of the accident, leaving the victim with serious personal injuries.

      Kutyar is being held on a $200,000 bond or $100,000 bond in cash. He is currently represented by the LAS (Legal Aid Society) of Nassau County. This case is at the arraignment stage.

      We will keep updating everything related to this case as details become known. Come back to our website to follow this story.

      If you or a loved one is injured in a hit and run accident, you may be able to procure evidence about the vehicle that hit you if you act quickly.  Call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620.  We can help you.

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