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Brooklyn Construction Accident: Company Charged with Construction Worker’s Death

By David J. Hernandez |

A construction accident in Brooklyn that turned tragic over a year ago in Sunset Park has been the subject of recent indictments and charges against the construction company that was involved. Construction worker Luis Sanchez Almonte was killed during a wet day when a masonry wall collapsed, burying and trapping him until the following… Read More »

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New York Construction Labor Laws

By David J. Hernandez |

The recent collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans that caused 2 deaths and 19 injuries (with one still missing) brings to mind the importance of construction labor laws in our community of Brooklyn, New York and all throughout the NYC metro area. Although the reason for the collapse is still under… Read More »

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75 Fatal Injuries to New York City Workers in 2012

By David J. Hernandez |

As a personal injury attorney in New York City, I realize the potential hazards of the workplace. Whetheryou’re on a construction site or in an enclosed office, there is always some risk of injury while on the job—or worse,fatality. Unfortunately, not everyone takes these risks seriously. In some cases,it is the employer who fails… Read More »

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Study: Latinos Account for Most Fatal Falls at NY Job Sites

By David J. Hernandez |

A study that is scheduled to be released tomorrow reports a very disturbing trend: Although only 41 percent of New York City construction workers identify as Latino and/or immigrant, Latinos and immigrants are the victims of 74 percent of fatal falls on construction sites. The Center for Popular Democracy arrived at this statistic after… Read More »

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Where Can Immigrant Workers Turn After a Workplace Injury?

By David J. Hernandez |

Employers here in New York state are obligated by law to offer their workers a safe working environment. When employers fail to meet certain legal standards and injuries take place, it is important for workers to be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses and lost income. In many cases, however, it can be… Read More »

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Fatal New York Crane Accident Prompts New Safety Requirements

By David J. Hernandez |

Earlier this month a crane in New York City, doing work on the No. 7 subway line extension, collapsed. One worker lost his life as a result of the accident. The tragedy has now prompted officials to tighten crane operator safety regulations. In hopes of preventing similarNew York City crane accidents, it was announced… Read More »

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