Negligent Supervision Alleged in Drowning of 16-Year-Old Boy

Jean Fritz Pierre was allowed to wander from his International High School classmates yesterday to swim in Hessian Lake.  Pierre died after diving into the lake about 3 p.m. Monday during the end-of-the-year class trip in the 90-degree heat. International High School in Prospect Heights has about 400…

Construction Worker Injured at JFK Airport Demolition Project

A construction worker has been injured during the demolition project at the now-vacant Terminal 3 at Kennedy International Airport. The worker was struck in the leg by falling debris earlier this morning. This type of construction accident falls under the protections of the New York Labor Law. This…

New York woman awarded 4.1 million after slip-and-fall.

A New York woman is to receive upwards of $4 million after the jury awarded her slip and fall lawsuit. The 59-years-old woman brought the suit against her condominium’s management agent and contractor for failure to remove the snow that accumulated on her patio. The woman slipped and…

Construction Worker Injured in Queens in Trench

Earlier today, firefighters spent over two hours rescuing a construction worker from a 25-foot trench at a construction site in Queens.   The rescue operation at 119-02 in Kew Gardens was lengthy because the worker was stuck in a very small area. The 36-year-old construction worker, Marco Castellon, was working…

Drunk Driver Loses Control and Fatally Hits Brooklyn Woman

A reckless driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn early yesterday before crashing his car into a tree was arrested today on manslaughter and DWI charges. Steven Calandrillo, 25, of Sheepshead Bay, was charged with manslaughter, attempted vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, imprudent speed, and driving…

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