Safety Tips for Construction Site Workers in NYC

On February 25, 2019, in Construction Accident/Labor Law, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

A construction site is a dangerous place. Even small inattentiveness can result in catastrophic accidents on a construction site.

Failure to take certain safety precautions, or lack of proper safety gear, can lead to construction site accidents. These construction accidents are dangerous and can severely impact the lives of individuals and their families.

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People reach out to personal injury lawyers in NY, or construction accident attorneys, in the event they meet with such a tragedy. Remember, not all accidents are avoidable; however, some injuries are preventable. Here are a few tips that can help you prevent these kinds of injuries.

Dangerous excavation work at NY construction sites

Excavation is the deadliest form of construction work performed today, as per OSHA. Statistics show – There is a 112 percent higher fatality rate for the excavation work as compared to general construction work. Also, OSHA released statistics that indicate that 23 workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016.

Three protective measures for construction trench accidents:

  • Shoring – Using aluminium hydraulics to prevent a trench from caving in.
  • Sloping – It is the process of cutting the trench wall back at an angle that inclines away from the trench.
  • Shielding – Use of trench boxes to prevent a cave-in of the trench.

If an accident does occur, a personal injury lawyer in NY can help you proceed in the right direction and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Other safety tips to include:

  • Make sure to wear the appropriate safety gear
  • Participate in all safety training programs offered by your employer
  • It is very important that you get proper training whenever you begin a new job or use new machinery
  • Don’t work in bad weather conditions. In case of storm, wind or icy weather, one should avoid working. The dangers can be as severe as electrocution
  • Learn to lift items properly as it will avoid back problems. Also, a back brace is suggested

If you or your loved one has been injured in a construction accident, or any other type of accident, it is important that you get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Queens, who will give the right advice and help you proceed in the right direction. Call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 today!

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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Manhattan, New York

On February 18, 2019, in Motor Vehicle Accident, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

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Motor vehicle accident are often fatal, ending lives prematurely. This is exactly what happened in TriBeCa last Saturday. Two persons suffered injuries in an accident, while it also claimed one life.

More details of the accident:

According to officials, the motor vehicle accident happened when at least three cars collided. All three cars crashed in the northbound lanes of West Street near Laight Street in TriBeCa at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

How did it happen?

This accident happened when an Audi was weaving extremely fast in and out of traffic, said a witness. The Audi’s driver was a 37-year-old male. His Audi struck a Honda CRV being driven by an adult female.

Effects of the accident:

The impact of the Audi with the Honda CRV was so powerful, the CRV overturned and immediately burst into flames.  As a result, the female driver of the CRV died. The burning Honda CRV can be seen sliding across the road through traffic in the dashcam video recovered.

A Hyundai, a pickup truck, and a couple of parked vehicles were also struck in the accident. The truck was being driven by 28-year-old male, whereas the Hyundai was being operated by 68-year-old female. Both were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where their condition is reported to be stable.

The overturned Honda was still smouldering well after the accident. Authorities placed a tarp over it, indicating the deceased female was still inside.

What about the suspect?

The 37-year-old suspect tried, but failed, to flee the scene with his Rottweiler dog. He was quickly apprehended by the police. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, while the Rottweiler was taken by Animal Control.

The cause of this motor vehicle accident is being investigated by police. They have not revealed the identities of victims from this accident. The charges against the 37-year-old Audi driver are still pending.

Keep coming back to our website to receive the latest updates about this crash. We’ll’ keep you posted about all updates related to this motor vehicle accident in Manhattan, New York.

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Slip and fall accidents can be dangerous and affect the lives of victims and their families, in many ways. One such mishap claimed a life in Walmart’s Jonesville store.

More Details:

The man who died is James R. Secord. He experienced a slip and fall accident in Walmart’s Jonesville-based store on May 27th, 2018. The accident occurred while James was exiting his vehicle in Walmart’s automotive service department at 701 Olds Street.

How did this accident happen?

James R. Secord, 67 from North Adams, stepped out of his car after parking in the Automotive Service Department. There was a concrete defect that was the reason for his slip and fall accident. This fall caused multiple injuries to Secord. The list of injuries includes a broken wrist, fractured ribs, blood clots and even problems like contusions and abrasions.

James succumbed to fatal injuries he suffered in this slip and fall accident on June 1st, 2018 and has left behind Pamala Secord, 48, his wife.

What Else?

Pamala Secord filed a lawsuit against Walmart on August 17th, 2018 stating everything mentioned above. Since Walmart is a nationwide firm, the lawsuit was moved to federal court on October 17th, 2018. Mrs. Secord has filed this lawsuit, seeking compensation for her husband’s death due to the slip and fall accident at Walmart’s Jonesville store.

Any other reason for filing a lawsuit?

There seems to be one more reason Mrs. Secord has filed this lawsuit against Walmart. Apparently, the company has failed to maintain the property and is still showing negligence in repairing the damaged concrete that led to the slip and fall death of James R. Secord, says the lawsuit filed by Mrs. Secord.

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Monday morning, October 8th, 2018 proved to be the last day of a biker’s life. His bike collided with a guardrail, which led to his death.

Who was the victim?

Police have identified the man who died in this accident. According to State Police, the man who died in this accident is 22-year-old Francis X. Claps, III. He hails from Old Greenwich, CT.

How did this accident happen?

According to Police, he was riding a 2012 Yamaha FZ6-R westbound on I-287. He was trying to make the curve for Exit 7. Unfortunately, he failed, and his Yamaha went on to collide with the guardrail.

No other vehicle was involved in the accident, and no more injuries were reported, say the police.

Francis was immediately rushed to Westchester Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead.

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