Building Collapse

Who Is Liable for Faulty Materials?

By WRSH on October 14, 2017 - Comments off

abstract-1854005_1920In any civil case, liability comes down to many different factors, which is why you should always hire a knowledgeable attorney to handle a lawsuit rather than try to do it yourself.

With that in mind, however, there are some basic, general considerations that can be explored. If cheap materials are used at a worksite and someone is injured, liability could potentially rest on either the company that made the material, or whoever chose to use it over a superior product. Perhaps both. Read the rest »

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Workers Buried in Brooklyn Cave In Accident

By WRSH on January 27, 2016 - Comments off

Construction AccidentThree workers were injured as they were buried up to their waist in dirt when the ground they were working in gave way. The cave-in accident occurred at a rowhouse on Wilson Street in Williamsburg. Officials say the building was under renovation when the ground caved in and the workers were buried. Two of the workers had to be dug out by firefighters. All three men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Read the rest »

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Workers Injured in NYC Ceiling Collapse

By WRSH on December 11, 2015 - Comments off

Construction workerA ceiling partly caved in injuring two construction workers. The construction accident happened at 555 West End Avenue in New York City. The injured victims of this ceiling collapse were working at the former St. Agnes Boys High School. Their current condition is unknown and the cause of the collapse is under investigation.

There are many reasons why a ceiling may become prone to collapse. Some older buildings that have not been properly maintained tend to be more vulnerable. Other New York buildings have improper building materials, water damage, incorrect ductwork, or termite damage, making them prone to collapse. When a construction crew is asked to work in a potentially dangerous building with ceilings on the brink of collapse, steps must be taken to protect them and make sure the worksite is safe and secure. Read the rest »

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NY East Village Building Collapses, Sets off Seven-Alarm Fire

By WRSH on March 27, 2015 - Comments off

An explosion shook Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood around 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon, causing one building to collapse as two others were engulfed in flames. Units in the collapsed five-story building, located at 121 Second Ave., were leased by both commercial and residential tenants, according to the New York Times.

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At least 25 people have been injured and four are in critical condition with serious burns, the New York Fire Department told reporters. The blaze was quickly upgraded to a seven-alarm fire, indicating the severity and difficulty of the situation. Read the rest »

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