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Deadly Workplace Accidents Plague New York

/ Construction Accidents /

Eduardo Calle-Abril and Stanislaw Supinski were both killed in separate construction accidents in OctoberNEW YORK — A pair of workers were killed in two separate accidents in Manhattan early this week as the city struggles to find safety solutions to help reduce work site injuries. The first occurred Monday morning when one worker was killed and another was seriously injured during a partial wall collapse on the Lower East Side. The second accident happened overnight when a DOT worker was struck and killed by a construction truck.

Lower East Side Wall Collapse

A partial wall collapse at a construction site on Norfolk Street in lower Manhattan killed one worker, and seriously injured another, firefighters said. FDNY said Stanislaw Supinski was pronounced dead as a result of the wall collapse. Stanislaw Supisnki was an immigrant from Poland living in Queens, CBSN reported. The building Stanislaw Supinski and his colleagues were working on was a former synagogue, being transformed into a mixed-use building, and the site previously had no safety violations.

The Department of Buildings has pledged ‘an aggressive investigation’ after this accident, but an independent legal investigation is also warranted given the severity of this accident. A New York construction lawyer says evidence must be collected to help victims of these tragic accidents.

Manhattan Repaving Accident

On the same night, another worker was struck and killed while repaving 88th Street in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. Police say Eduardo Calle-Abril, 44, of Queens, was struck by a construction truck near York Avenue at around 1 a.m.

Police said Eduardo Calle-Abril was accidentally run over by a 2005 DOT Mack truck being operated by a coworker. The New York Post spoke with Eduardo Calle-Abril’s younger sister, Andreina Cortez on Tuesday.

“The whole family is heartbroken right now,” Cortez told The Post.

A DOT spokesperson said the agency is investigating the accident, but again, New York construction lawyers insist an independent accident investigation could best help victims and their families gain closure.

Long Island Asphalt Truck Accident

On Tuesday, another worker was struck and killed by a large asphalt truck truck in the Long Island town of Freeport. Nassau authorities said Charles Grange, 39, of Massapequa was working on a road paving project around the corner of Guy Lombardo Avenue and Grant Street.

Coworkers said Charles Grange dropped a tool under the paving truck and was trying to retrieve it when the driver began moving the truck.

Nassau County Police said the accident is under investigation. Meanwhile, Long Island construction accident lawyers say an independent investigation into the accident may uncover potential safety violations or techniques that could’ve prevented such a tragic accident.

New York Construction Accident Lawyers: Legal Investigation

After any construction accident, a thorough legal investigation can help discover crucial pieces of evidence that will assist victims and their families. In many cases, these pieces of evidence can help strengthen a legal claim and greatly improve the outcome of a personal injury claim. Some pieces of evidence may include:

  • Surveillance video
  • Truck maintenance records
  • Construction site safety records
  • Potential safety violations
  • And more

Construction accidents in Manhattan are often heartbreaking and costly for hardworking families. In most cases, these victims and their families could be entitled to significant compensation, which can help pay for many costs associated with an injury or wrongful death.

If you or your family has been impacted by a construction accident, an experienced legal team can help you recover a financial settlement or verdict. If you choose Cellino & Barnes, we can put our best construction accident lawyer in Manhattan on your case so you can be confident you and your family will recover the best result possible.

After any construction accident, contact us online or call our legal team 24/7 for a FREE consultation.

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10-Year-Old Falls From Dangerous NJ Carnival Ride

/ Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall /

A carnival ride accident lawyer can help families uncover the facts, gain closure, and get compensation after an amusement park accidentDEERFIELD TWP., N.J. — New Jersey State Police say Hailey McMullen, 10, of Deerfield Township was ejected from a carnival ride and died at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival Saturday evening.

Authorities say Hailey McMullen was on the spinning “Xtreme” carnival ride when she fell. Investigators are still unclear whether there was a malfunction with the lap bar or another problem with the ride or its operator contributed to the girl’s deadly fall.

Carnival Ride Investigation

In situations like this, finding clear answers quickly is crucial. The ride’s operating company, Skelly’s Amusements of Williamstown, was criticized for not immediately closing its rides during the the investigation. The company eventually closed all of its rides on Sunday.

A New Jersey carnival ride accident lawyer says more lives could be at risk when potentially dangerous rides remain open to the public. In this case, an exact cause of Hailey McMullen’s  death still hasn’t been identified.

An amusement park safety analyst told CBS3 that “this ride is old. You never know what may happen.”

In addition to the ride’s age, safety experts expressed concern over the ride’s speed and possible lap bar malfunctions.

State officials have since launched a probe into the New Jersey amusement ride which is described as a ‘Wisdom Super Sizzler’ that has cars spin in the opposite direction as the ride rotates. Each passenger is held in place with a simple lap bar.

Amusement Ride Accident Lawyers

After any amusement ride tragedy, it’s critical to launch an independent investigation on behalf of the victim and their family members. This legal investigation is often conducted by an experienced amusement ride accident lawyer who can gather all relevant evidence that could help victims and their families after a tragic accident.

In addition, these investigations often uncover fatal malfunctions and identify processes that could help prevent similar accidents from happening again. A successful investigation and claim process can also help grieving families recover by providing a settlement or verdict that helps cover costs and damages related to a carnival ride accident, including:

  • Hospitalization costs
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain & suffering
  • And More

If your family has been impacted by a recent carnival ride accident, an experienced New Jersey amusement ride accident lawyer could help. If you choose to contact Cellino & Barnes, we’ll put our best carnival ride accident lawyers in New Jersey on your case, help you uncover the facts, gain closure, and get compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one.

Call (800) 888-8888 or contact us online to get started on a free case evaluation and consultation.

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