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General Contractor Subject to Pay Fine in Avoidable Death of Worker

In April 2015, 22-year-old Carlos Moncayo was killed when a 14-foot deep, unshored trench collapsed. Mr. Moncayo was an undocumented laborer from Ecuador who worked…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on Jan 15, 2017

Construction Groups File a Lawsuit Over New Crane Regulations

On February 5, 2016 a 500-foot crawler crane collapsed during an approaching winter storm. The crane damaged buildings in Tribeca and killed 30-year old David…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on Dec 01, 2016

An Alarming Report on Construction Worker Fatalities in New York

On May 11, 2015, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health unveiled alarming findings from their latest study, "Price of Live: 2015 Report…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on May 17, 2015

Sephora Held Liable Under Labor Law For Providing Worker with Ladder That Was Too Short

In Cuentas v. Sephora USA, Inc., the defendants asserted that the plaintiff was negligent because he was on top of the ladder he was using.…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on Jan 21, 2013

Buildings Department Announces New Citywide Safety Campaign To Encourage Construction Workers To Use Proper Fall Protection

Entitled Experience Is Not Enough, the new multi-lingual campaign is designed to emphasize that all workers must use proper fall protection, such as safety harnesses,…

May 04, 2011

Now You Can Use Your Smartphone To Scan Quick Response Codes On Construction Permits To Get Instant Access To Property And Project Data

Quick Response (QR) codes provide smartphone users who have downloaded a free application with immediate access to data by scanning the displayed code with their…

Posted by SEO Admin on Feb 28, 2011

NYC Buildings Department Announces Construction-Related Accidents Dropped By 28% In 2010

On January 11th, 2011, the New York City Buildings Department announced that there was a 28% decrease in construction-related accidents in New York City in…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on Jan 25, 2011

Weight of Falling Object, Not Just Height Differential, Can Implicate Absolute Liability Under Labor Law

The 39-foot, 1,300-pound rail fell only 12-16 inches onto plaintiffs right leg. It occurred when the plaintiff and his coworkers were using rail hooks…

Posted by SEO Admin on Nov 30, 2010

National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week Starts Today

Over the past seven years, 109 children have been injured in elevator and escalator incidents in the City, including one fatal accident in 2008. In…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on Nov 08, 2010

Window Washers Estate Wins Summary Judgment on Labor Law Violation in Scaffold Collapse

The case involving a 47-story fall of a scaffold where one of two brothers on it died and the other lived (albeit with catastrophic injuries)…

Posted by Levine & Slavit PLLC on Oct 31, 2010

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The law firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC has served clients in Long Island and the Greater New York City-area since 1957. We are a team of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who work tirelessly for victims' rights. Our team is licensed and affiliated with the:

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