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Month: March 2015

Workers’ compensation — who is an employee?

The workers’ compensation law can be a boon for New York workers with an on-the-job injury. But only for those who are employees. Who qualifies? Generally, workers’ compensation insurance views the following as employees — unpaid volunteers, part-time employees, borrowed employees, leased employees, day laborers and even most subcontractors — though some exceptions apply. In …

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Tram Thuy Nguyen, 37, Killed Due To Negligence of Turner Construction

A piece of plywood flew off a construction site and slammed into a woman, Tram Thuy Nguyen, as she was walking along West 12th Street in Manhattan, hurling her into a wall and killing her. The city Buildings Department issued a stop-work order at the Greenwich Village construction site Wednesday after her death Tuesday night. …

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Manhattan parking lot collapses, injures worker

Construction work is hard work, and it’s important work. But it’s not for the faint of heart. Every day carries risks, risks from heavy equipment, from falling construction material and even from collapsing structures. When these risks come to pass, construction injuries happen. Take a recent construction accident in Manhattan. Workers were demolishing a parking …

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