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Binghamton New York Construction Accident Involves Time Warner Cable and Excavator: No Personal Injuries

“More than 400 construction accidents occur every day,” said Syracuse work injury lawyer Anthony S. Bottar, Esq., of Bottar Law, PLLC. “Aggressive deadlines and tight budgets often lead general contractors and property owners to cut corners. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable.”

Last Wednesday, a Binghamton construction accident led to traffic delays on the Vestal parkway, near the main entrance to Binghamton University. At or about 7:30 a.m., a construction worker was driving an excavator when the arm of the machine struck and severed a utility pole. The pole fell to the ground and downed a Time Warner Cable fiber optic line. Fortunately, no one was injured.

This was not the case with the June 3, 2010 Binghamton scaffolding collapse discussed in our entry titled Syracuse Work Injury Lawyer Consulted On Binghamton New York Construction Accident Liability.

“In this instance, the workers were lucky,” said New York personal injury lawyer Michael A. Bottar, Esq. “Not everyone is. We recently represented a man who was strapped to a utility pole when it broke and fell to the ground. His pelvis was crushed in the fall. While we were able to recover $1,700,000.00 for him, he is now permanently, totally disabled. He will never be the same.”

If you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Law, PLLC at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at Our lawyers have successfully represented many clients who were involved in all manner of workplace accidents.

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