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Scaffolding Accident Resulted in a $505,000 Dollar Settlement

A 26-year-old laborer fell approximately 15 feet while dismantling a scaffold.  The plank of the scaffold extended approximately 1 foot beyond the scaffold’s frame.  The Plaintiff stepped on the edge of the plank and the plank toppled over with the plaintiff.  Plaintiff injured his shoulder requiring shoulder surgery and suffered a fracture of the L2…

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SPBMC Obtains $3.8 Million Dollar Settlement for the family of a 42 year-old construction worker

A 42-year-old construction worker was walking along a 2-foot wide foundation wall carrying materials to the back of a construction site when he lost his balance and fell through an unguarded opening.  He fell approximately 15 feet striking his head.  The worker was not provided with personal fall protection equipment.  Defendants argued that the worker…

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$1.87 Million Settlement For a Bricklayers Union Member

Sullivan Papin Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C. acquired a $1,875,000 settlement during the damages trial for a 41-year old member of the Bricklayers Union who was injured while re-pointing the façade of a luxury high-rise building in New York City.  The worker was not provided with a scaffold that could be lowered to ground level…

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New Safety Training Requirements Signed Into Law In NY

Construction safety is a high priority for Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. (SPBMC), as we have had years of success recovering millions of dollars for workers injured or killed on-site. Thankfully, this has also been a hot topic among New York’s public officials and lawmakers, who have enacted a new law to…

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Transportation Safety Tips For Construction Workers

Construction workers encounter safety risks in all phases of their jobs, whether their feet are on the ground or behind the wheel. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. (SPBMC) has represented workers who have been injured or killed while driving to, from and for work. The statistics for transportation-related occupational injuries and fatalities…

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