Said Partner David L. Scher, "In our practice, we have seen far too many workers hurt by malfunctioning or improperly utilized cranes to take any incident like this one lightly."
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
According to this ABC Eyewitness News story from October 8, 2013, titled, "Construction crane stuck in Midtown Manhattan", another crane mishap has occurred at One57, a luxury high rise building on 57th Street in Manhattan that is nearing completion. According to the report, around 9:30am on October 7, 2013, a mechanical failure caused the crane to jam and stop moving as it dangled a 13,500 pound load about 20 stories in the air. 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue was closed for safety reasons, but reopened by the following afternoon. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
New Yorkers well remember this construction project, which involves what will be the tallest residential building in New York, for another crane incident that occurred due to the high winds of Superstorm Sandy. That incident left a broken crane dangling perilously above 57th Street and led to evacuations of many commercial and residential buildings.
The New York City crane accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP have a long history of representing workers injured as a result of hoisting failures, which in New York often involve the use of cranes. Said Partner David L. Scher, "In our practice, we have seen far too many workers hurt by malfunctioning or improperly utilized cranes to take any incident like this one lightly. We hope this second crane incident at One57 is thoroughly investigated by on site safety representatives as well as government authorities."
Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP is a New York personal injury law firm that handles cases for workers injured on construction sites, including crane accidents, scaffold accidents, ladder accidents and others. The firm believes in hard work and dedication to its clients, which has led to an impressive record of top personal injury verdicts and settlements totaling over $700 Million. The firm also handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and general negligence.
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