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Chopra & Nocerino client received $2.25 million settlement

Charles Puccio, 62 received a $2.25 million settlement from New York City. An NYPD detective grabbed his arm as he cycled past which caused Puccio to crash into a parked car and sustain injuries that required at least three surgeries. The detective who grabbed him denied under oath having physical contact with the cyclist, but crucial video evidence proved otherwise.

Tips for ladder safety

Construction workers are most at risk for ladder injuries, but people in many other occupations are injured in falls from ladders each year. There are several things New York workers can do to make using a ladder more secure. First, it is important to choose the right ladder for the job. Factors include whether it will be used indoors or outdoors, how high the job is and how much weight the ladder can bear.

How to maintain safe scaffolding on construction sites

Scaffolding accidents are an especially common occurrence in the construction industry in New York and throughout the nation. They cost U.S. employers about $90 million in lost work days every year. Improper scaffolding practices were the third most prominent OSHA violation in 2016, leading to some 3,900 citations.

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