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May 2009 Archives

Good Samaritan Files Suit For Injuries Sustained In LIRR Collision At Railroad Crossing

On February 23, 2009, Courtney Young did something that society refers to as heroic - he risked his life to help another human being. Mr. Young raced to the rescue of a tractor-trailer driver that was stuck on a railroad crossing in Queens. The tractor trailer driver escaped without injury; while Courtney Young s life will never be the same.

Weighing in on NYC Construction Safety Week

For now the fifth year in a row, New York City is holding its annual Construction Safety Week, a week-long series of free educational seminars and outreach events designed to increase worker awareness of safe construction practices. Seminars will again be offered in topics to help insure that construction work involving scaffolds, cranes, excavations and demolitions are done with a sharper focus on worker safety. There will also be continued programs to advance the role of Site Safety Coordinators. The continued scrutiny of the construction industry as a whole is both necessary and invaluable.