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NYC Attorney Edgar N. Romano New President of Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association

NEW YORK, New York – New York City attorney Edgar N. Romano of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, was installed Thursday, May 17th as the new President of the Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association. Prior to being President, Romano served as the 1st Vice President of the organization. “I am...

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Four Leading Causes of Construction Accident Fatalities

The Fatal Four Based on data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction is one of the most dangerous professions today. Accident data studied shows that there are four main types of accidents which can result in a fatality. Those categories are falls, getting caught between objects, electrocutions and getting struck by an object....

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Sleep Apnea Endangers New York Transportation Workers

Our society works hard to make travel as safe as possible, and improvements are being made every year. These improvements are necessary because there is always something that can be done better, whether an old problem that has not been fully addressed or a new problem arising from advanced technology. According to the National Transportation...

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Cheaper & Safer Tunnels on the Horizon in New York

Like any type of construction job, those who build New York tunnels face the risks of sustaining serious and fatal injuries. That's why Elon Musk, founder of the Boring Company, has begun seeking ways to use technology that will make tunneling safer, easier and less expensive. According to Quartz, this is just another instance of...

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Construction Worker Death Caused by Unsecured Elevator Shaft Raises Liability Questions

A fatal accident involving a construction worker who fell nearly 100 feet down an elevator shaft is under investigation, according to a New York Daily News article. The Brooklyn man, who worked for U-Tek Elevator, died after plunging nine stories at a construction site in Gramercy Park. He was working with a crew installing an...

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Fatal Construction Accident in New York City Could Have Been Prevented

A recent fatality on a New York construction site was “completely preventable,” according to news reports about the tragedy. An anchoring bracket fell 10 stories from scaffolding and hit a construction worker’s head on Dec. 18. The man was found unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma. The construction site in Chelsea had faced numerous...

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Prominent New York Law Firm Announces Two Key Promotions

NEW YORK, New York – The prominent workers’ compensation law firm Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP announced today that attorney Edgar Romano is now managing partner and that attorney Matthew Funk is now a senior partner. “Eddie and Matt have both been strong, committed advocates for injured New York workers for many years,...

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Three-Way Agreement On Lavern’s Law Provides Justice For Cancer Patients

Thanks to a bipartisan agreement between Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Lavern’s Law will soon be the law of the land in New York. The legislation is named for Lavern Wilkinson, a Brooklyn woman who died in 2013 following a battle with cancer that was misdiagnosed. Under...

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Winter Slip and Falls on New York Construction Sites

Construction jobs always have some amount of risk involved. During winter, however, additional dangers make themselves known and must be considered. There are a host of dangers associated with the cold weather itself, enough that OSHA has devoted an entire page to the risks and impact of cold stress. As ice and snow build up...

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