Construction Accidents

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Philadelphia Enacts New Laws Tightening Building and Demolition Regulations

In June 2013, a Philadelphia building undergoing demolition collapsed onto a neighboring building, killing six people and injuring 14. Philadelphia’s construction and demolition regulations were closely scrutinized in the...more

Construction Injuries Deserve Full Compensation

Construction accidents happen in Pennsylvania every day. In the summer of 2013, for instance, a six-story building under construction on the campus of Temple University partially collapsed, severely injuring several...more

Florida Law Can Recognize Employer Liability in Construction Site Accidents and Other Workplace Injury Claims

Because of the high likelihood of sustaining injuries at construction sites, most workers know from personal experience that they must file workers’ compensation claims to obtain compensation for on-the-job injuries. The...more

“CRASH!” What to Do After a Construction Site Accident

Unfortunately, construction site accidents are a reality that even the most careful of contractors and subcontractors may encounter. While the time immediately following an accident can be chaotic, keeping a level head and...more

Special Concerns In Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can be fundamentally different from other on-the-job injuries. Construction workers who receive L&I benefits and leave it at that may be selling themselves short. ...more

Wrongful Death Construction Action Settled for $1 Million

On April 3, 2012, a Manhattan construction site became the scene of a fatal accident. Work to extend the No. 7 subway line halted when a 170-foot crane collapsed and showered pieces into the excavated pit below. The crane...more

Construction Site Injuries: Defining Third-Party Claims

Earlier this year, a crane collapsed onto a construction site in Queens, New York, seriously injuring seven workers, three of who were pinned. Although the employees worked for a subcontractor called Cross Country...more

Construction E-Note - October 2, 2013

In This Issue: - Burr Appellate Victory Featured in Constructor Magazine - Fifth Circuit Expected to Soon Rule on Constitutionality of Mississippi’s Stop Notice Statute - No Choice in the Matter - Government...more

Construction Accidents: More than Workers Comp

Trapped over three hours in mud the consistency of quicksand, a New York construction worker had begun to lose feeling in his legs after falling 15 feet into a trench. The mud, intensified by falling rain in June of this...more

$750K Fine For “Extreme” Criminal Negligence: “More Serious” Than OHSA Offences, Says Appeal Court In Metron Construction Fatality...

A $200,000.00 fine was “manifestly unfit”, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled, in raising Metron Construction’s fine to $750,000 for criminal negligence after four workers died on Christmas Eve, 2009. The $200,000 fine...more

The Fatal Four Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites pose serious dangers for workers as well as those who are merely in the vicinity of the construction. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, almost 4,200 private industry workers were...more

More Than 25 Percent Of Construction Site Injuries Go Unreported

Despite the benefits and medical treatment that can typically be obtained through workers' compensation, research shows that construction workers do not always report on-the-job injuries. In findings relevant to workers in...more

West Virginia Reverses Course to Expand Coverage

In the construction industry, small defects in workmanship can result in dramatic losses. For example, water damage losses arising from an improperly installed bathtub could be many times the cost of installing the tub in...more

Mesa Construction Injuries a Summer Threat to Workers

Construction workers are known as a tough group, with physical stamina and quick reaction times practically part of the job description....more

Seventh Circuit Holds Contractor Bodily Injury Exclusion Inapplicable

In its recent decision in Atlantic Casualty Ins. Co. v. Paszko Masonry, Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 11561 (7th Cir. June 7, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more

Construction Accidents And Third Party Recovery

Construction zones are dangerous, and it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that safety standards are met. ...more

Alabama Workers' Compensation Applies In Construction Zone Crash?

Construction zone accidents in Alabama happen more frequently than many people may believe. When a worker is injured or killed in one of these collisions, workers' compensation insurance benefits typically apply....more

OSHA Wins: Zone of Danger Creates Employer Liability

On a construction site, isn’t it enough to protect employees from existing hazards? And what does it matter if no one actually got hurt? The Sixth Circuit recently answered these questions: “No it’s not enough,” and...more

Bulldozer Accidents & Other Construction Dangers

Construction equipment accidents are a major concern in New York, as they impact the lives of construction workers, children and anyone else who has an encounter with these large machines. Equipment such as bulldozers can...more

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