Category: Construction Accidents

The Dangers of Speeding in Construction Zones

Orange barrels and flashing signs should help drivers recognize when they’re entering a construction zone. Yet, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers, many drivers either fail to notice these alerts or ignore them. Construction zones have lower speed limits, and for good reason. Traffic lanes may be narrower than usual in construction zones, and […]

Working in and around construction sites is extremely hazardous by nature. Accidents can happen at any time and caution must always be high. A tragic occurrence from Jersey City, NJ proves just that.

A man delivering sheet rock to a construction site for a new residential tower in downtown Jersey City was tragically killed earlier this month. He was struck by a tape measure that had plummeted from 50 stories above the ground after being dislodged from a worker’s belt. The one-pound tape measure bounced off nearby equipment and hit the man in the head.

Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., is representing two women who were victims of the fatal Salvation Army building collapse that killed seven people in June of last year. There have been several recent developments in the case, with a trial date set for September 21, 2015. Attorney […]

Wapner Newman attorney Steve Wigrizer represents the families of two people who died in the Center City Philadelpia building collapse. Read his opinion of who should bear responsibility in this article from the Daily News.

Although construction can be demanding, dangerous work, it’s up to your employer to ensure that your workplace is safe and you’re not placed at unnecessary risk. Unfortunately, too many construction companies place profit ahead of safety, and construction workers pay the price. If you’ve been the victim of an on-site injury, the New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

The dedicated Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have filed the first wrongful death claim following the building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets on June 5th, 2013.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 1,200 workers are killed on construction sites each year. When a loved one is killed in a construction accident, surviving family members are often left with significant losses, including the loss of a loved one and the loss of a steady income.

Construction sites offer multiple opportunities for serious or even fatal injuries. Due to the nature of these jobs, some construction accidents occur due to simple error, while others are a result of someone else’s negligence. Determining which type of accident you have been involved in and seeking the most effective form of compensation is something best handled by your construction accident attorney.

On June 5th, a building undergoing demolition in Philadelphia collapsed, killing six people. In the wake of this building collapse, Pennsylvania house lawmakers are considering stricter regulations on demolition projects. The Labor Industry & Urban Affairs Committee is reviewing state uniform construction code and considering updating it with new mandates to enhance worker and public safety.


Cranes are a common construction site device. Proper training is critical to a crane operator's ability to minimize the risk of a construction accident involving a crane.

Some of the more common types of crane accidents include:

  • Crane collapse
  • Objects falling from crane
  • Swinging objects

These accidents can easily lead to a tragic wrongful death or life-altering injuries.