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09 November 2017

New York City Accident & Legal News Report – November 9th

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Our New York City accident and legal news report for November 9th examines a work accident in Queens, a brick falling through an MTA bus in the Bronx, a negligence lawsuit against a Manhattan gym, and the tragic death of a toddler at a Harlem daycare.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury, illness, or death because of the negligence of someone else, our New York City personal injury lawyers can help your family find answers and legal support.

2 Workers Injured In Queens Waste Facility Wall Collapse

A wall collapsed at a waste facility in Queens Village on the morning of Saturday, October 28. Two men were injured, one critically when the wall crumbled at around 7:15 am inside Royal Waste Services on Hollis Avenue.

Both men were transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. One was listed in critical but stable condition.

The building has multiple active safety violations and was issued a partial vacate order in 2014 for an inspection into whether a fire had affected the structural stability.

Brick Crashes Through Roof Of MTA Bus In Bronx, Injures 1

A concrete brick suddenly came crashing through the roof of a crowded MTA bus in the Bronx on Monday, October 23rd. 25 people were on the bus at the time of the accident, but a 19-year-old passenger was the only person injured. He was taken to the hospital with a leg injury but is expected to recover.

Police believe someone threw the brick on top of the moving bus as it traveled along Ogden Avenue at around 9:15 p.m. The bus was taken out of service and the investigation is currently ongoing.

Military Vet Sues Gym For Allegedly Worsening Combat Injury

A former Green Beret paratrooper has sued a Manhattan gym, alleging that a personal trainer at the gym worsened a combat injury he suffered while jumping out of a plane in the 90s. 51-year-old David J. Walker claims that the gym has refused to refund the costs of the 24 personal training sessions he paid for up-front.

The suit says that the Walker repeatedly told his trainer that he had a significant lower back injury and that he was concerned about making it worse. During the first workout, the trainer instructed him to use a foam roller on his lower back, then rotate his legs in a semi-circular motion. At this point, Walker expressed concerns about his back. In a second workout, he continued to express that the exercised were uncomfortable, but was told to push through it.

After the second workout, Walker claims he was unable to leave his bed and that he worked from home. The gym claims that they’re willing to issue a refund if they’re provided with a doctor’s note. Walker’s lawyer claims that it’s “insulting to ask a disabled veteran for proof that he was injured by a trainer at their gym.”

Toddler With Dairy Allergy Dies After Allegedly Being Fed Grilled Cheese At Pre-School

City health officials shut down a Manhattan pre-K facility after a 3-year-old boy with a dairy allergy died after he was allegedly fed a grilled cheese sandwich. The boy’s family claims that the pre-K was aware and had documentation of this allergy.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page, looking for donations towards cooked meals for the grieving family, financial support for time off work, funeral and memorial expenses, and the costs of a second autopsy to determine who is responsible for the toddler’s death. They believe the boy’s injury was preventable, and that either the daycare or the hospital should be held responsible for the damages caused by the wrongful death.