Construction Accident – Labor Law case

$2 Million Settlement

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Our client, a 44-year-old married man with 3 children, was employed as a foreman of a roofing company. He was working on a construction site where a maintenance facility for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority was being built. His job was laying a new interior roof at the location on Randall’s Island. The structure was beneath the entrance ramp to the Triboro Bridge on the Queens side. The roof in question was inside the structure. On the day of the accident, he arrived at site, inspected the roof, noticed debris present, and threatened to leave the site if it wasn’t cleaned up. A New York City inspector instructed other laborers to clean the debris from roof, which was apparently done. The inspector then told our client that it was okay to begin work. As our client was walking on the roof, he fell approximately 30 feet through a covered opening for an air duct that had yet to be installed. As a result of the fall, he suffered a concussion, head trauma, a fractured and dislocated hip, a fractured elbow, a fractured leg (fibula), compression fractures in his back, and psychological trauma. He underwent multiple surgeries to address these injuries. The case settled during trial in New York City.