Kreindler Retained in Trump SoHo Construction Disaster
Kreindler & Kreindler has been retained to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fall of a construction worker from the Trump SoHo building. Kreindler has handled many construction accidents involving seriously-injured or killed construction workers who have fallen while on a job construction site.
According to a blog post in the New York Times, a construction worker died after falling from a wooden structure on the 42nd floor of the Trump SoHo (hotel and condo tower) that was under construction in Manhattan.
These cases raise unique and complicated issues under the New York Labor Law, specifically Section 240(1), which provides for the liability of building owners and contractors when a construction worker falls off of scaffolding, ladders or even buildings. Specific “anti-fall” regulations as well as other OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) safety and workplace standards also may apply.