Dover NJ Resident Killed in Bronx Construction Accident

On the morning of May 14, a New Jersey man lost his life in a tragic construction accident in the Bronx. Dominick DeLuca, 54, a resident of Dover, New Jersey, fell from the scaffolding around the Butler Houses, where he was working on the building’s facade. DeLuca’s impact with the ground killed him after a 15-foot fall. OSHA Regulates Construction Site Safety Federal laws have been in place in the United States to help prevent [...]

Driver Could Face Wrongful Death Suit After Killing Pedestrian

A Toms River man could potentially end up facing a lawsuit seeking damages for wrongful death after admitting the role of his actions in causing the death of a pedestrian in South Toms River in December 2013. While operating his vehicle, Joseph Marsh, 28, of Toms River, allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian 84 years of age, William Gaughan, of South Toms River. Marsh then left the scene of the accident rather than waiting for [...]

Wrongful Death Suit Seeks to Compensate Family for Loss Caused by Cancer

The family of a Kentucky man has filed a wrongful death action alleging that the cancer that killed their loved one was linked to his work in the printing and packaging industry in New Jersey for close to 25 years. After years of working at companies such as Sunoco Flexible Packaging Co., Alcan Packaging, and Amcor Pharmaceutical Packaging USA Inc., Lawrence Kelsey developed cancer, which ultimately caused his death. His family is now claiming that [...]

Trucks in Four-Vehicle Accident Goes Up in Flames

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed to traffic in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 19, as cleanup from a four-vehicle accident extended over the course of several hours. Vehicles involved in the accident, which occurred around 3 o’clock in the morning, included two tractor-trailer trucks, a tour bus with no passengers on board, and a car. As a result of the accident, one of the trucks burst into flames, allegedly sparked by paint [...]

Walmart Settles NJ Turnpike Truck Accident Suit with Tracy Morgan

Walmart has reached a settlement agreement to conclude litigation that dates back to a trucking accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in June of 2014, agreeing to compensate plaintiffs including comedian Tracy Morgan for their losses and injuries sustained in the accident. Another comedian, James McNair, was killed as a result of the accident. Although Walmart allegedly attempted to place blame for the accident on Morgan, whose limo was involved in the crash, at the [...]

Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Over 200

Amtrak officials are allegedly accepting full responsibility for the derailment of a train that was traveling over 100mph, and exceeding the posted speed limit around a curve by over 50 mph, on the evening of Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Eight people were killed and over 200 others were injured in the derailment, which occurred in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia while the train was in transit to New Jersey. Over three quarters of the [...]

New Jersey Courts Become More Class Action Friendly

On Wednesday, May 13, an Appellate Court decision made it a little bit easier for plaintiffs to proceed with class action suits in New Jersey. In the past, it has been unclear whether courts in New Jersey should require, in consumer class action matters with low amounts of damages at stake, that members of the allegedly injured class be objectively identifiable in order to allow a class action suit to proceed. However, in this case, [...]

Cranford Construction Company Joins National Safety Campaign Trend

Weeks Marine in Cranford, NJ has joined many other construction companies across the nation this month in running a safety campaign, aiming to increase the overall safety of workers in the dangerous construction industry. The companies supporting this campaign hope to help put an end to the tragic work-related injuries and deaths that are recently becoming too common of a reality for construction workers. The campaign was known as “Safety Week”, but participants hope that [...]

Award of $1.6 Million Damages in Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Case

A New Jersey Appellate Court recently affirmed an award of $1.6 million dollars in damages for a mesothelioma victim who alleged that his disease was caused by contamination in his father’s line of work. The victim’s father had worked for Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc., the maker of Old Spice and Desert Flower talcum powder, and the Plaintiff, Steven Kaenzig, claimed that talcum powder brought home on his father’s work clothes was to blame for [...]

Vineland NJ Nurses Face Criminal Charges for Effects of Alleged Neglect

Seven nurses formerly employed at Vineland Developmental Center in Vineland, New Jersey, are now facing criminal charges based on allegations of a resident of that facility. Wendy Hart, a physically and mentally disabled resident, suffered a broken finger while under the care of nurses at the facility in or around early 2012. Two registered nurses and five licensed practical nurses who treated the injury allegedly bandaged Hart’s finger and hand too tightly, causing a case [...]

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