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Bronx Weekly Accident Report: October 4th, 2017

In our weekly accident report, we look at some of the most serious accidents to affect people throughout the Bronx this week. If you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable accident caused by someone else, our experienced Bronx personal injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options.

3 People Injured When Car Crashes Into Bronx Children’s Party Center

Three employees of a children’s party center in the Bronx were injured when a car crashed into their workplace on Sunday, October 1st. Police responded to the scene of the accident around 6:30 p.m.

There was a party happening at the time of the accident, but no children were injured. The three injured employees were taken to Montefiore Medical Center in serious, but stable condition.

As of Sunday night, the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

2 Construction Workers Injured In Bronx Scaffolding Fall

Two construction workers were injured at a job site in the Bronx on Tuesday, October 3th when they fell 20 feet through defective scaffolding.

They were working on a 12-story apartment building on Third Ave. near E 167th St. at around 1:30 p.m. when the accident occurred. Both men suffered serious head and neck injuries, with one listed in critical condition.

According to witnesses and the construction site’s safety coordinator, three wooden planks were missing from the scaffolding, which created a gap that the workers fell through. An inspection by the Buildings Department revealed that the scaffolding was also missing end railings, was “not fully planked” and that workers did not have scaffolding training cards. A partial stop work order was issued following the investigation.

Real Builders, the general contractor operating on the site, was cited for a similar violation in May after they failed to cover up holes on floors 8 through 12.

Bronx Apartment Building Catches Fire Twice In One Week

A Bronx apartment building caught on fire for the second time in three days on Sunday, October 1st.

Another extra-fire alarm occurred at the same building on Friday, September 29th. Fire marshals determined the cause of the first fire as a VX cable connected to a ceiling fixture in a top floor apartment.

Residents were in a shocked state of deja-vu when the building’s super ran through the halls, knocking on doors and yelling “Fire!” on Sunday afternoon. A handful of residents voiced concerns over alleged neglect by the building’s management.

None of the building’s residents were hurt, but approximately 50 families were displaced by the fire. Ten firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting the blaze.

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