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Falling cinderblock critically injures NYC construction worker

Cinderblocks are among the types of heavy materials commonly used at construction sites. Now, safety is critical when it comes to these blocks or any other type of heavy construction material. There are a variety of potential accident risks that can come up in connection to such materials at construction sites. This includes risks of a heavy material becoming a falling object.

Norwegian Breakaway Lifeboat Accident

Hofmann & Schweitzer sympathizes with the workers and their families injured and killed in this very preventable accident on the Norwegian Breakaway July 19th, 2016 while the passenger vessel was in Bermuda. We offer our condolences and services to anyone related to this accident who would wish to consult with us. Our firm was one of the first ever successful litigators against manufacturers of lifeboat equipment that failed and injured crew members. We were able to assist Philippine crew members in the USA courts and avoid mandatory arbitration in the Philippines. See the below article in the Bermuda Royal Gazette:

New safe zone put in place in Tappan Zee Bridge area

Navigational hazards are among the things that can create major vessel safety concerns. Among the vessel accidents that could come up in relation to such hazards are vessels striking objects and vessels getting tangled up or caught up in objects.

New cargo container rule comes into force

Among the things that can impact vessel safety are what vessels are carrying. A common thing for vessels to carry are cargo containers. There are certain things that could lead to a cargo container posing a significant safety risk to a vessel and the workers aboard it. One such thing is if a container is overloaded. Overloaded containers could lead to load imbalances or other problems aboard ships, which could result in harmful accidents such as capsizing incidents.

Fighting To Protect What Matters Most

You are not the only one who suffers after a serious accident. Crushing medical bills and lost wages can be devastating to your family for years.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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