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Month: September 2013

Fatalities on the job In NYC

This blog focuses on workplace injuries and fatalities caused by poor equipment, lack of training, negligence and other causes of workplace accidents. However, we don't talk much about worker injuries and deaths caused by violence. However, in 2012, ten people died in...

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NYC Stairway Collapse in East Village Injures Young Man

The serious personal injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy are following the terrifying stairway collapse that took place in Manhattan's East Village. The serious personal injury attorneys have handled many stairway and building collapse cases and understand...

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New York Construction Boom Equals More Union Jobs

There can be no doubt that construction is booming in New York. On Monday, September 23, 2013, Nassau County unanimously approved a $229 Million project to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum and its surrounding property., according to this CBS New York report. This project...

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Bike Share Program Assessment

What has NYC learned after 100 days of bike share, known as Citi Bike? The program was instantly popular, with neighborhoods begging for their own bike-rack installations. Ridership has exceeded expectations -- significantly. But, there have been growing pains as...

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Fall Protection Emphasized at One World Trade Center

Rarely has construction work received international attention but the work at One World Trade in downtown Manhattan has transcended all of our past experiences. Indeed, as the work winds down, there are media reports about "all things" One World Trade. One of the...

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Pedestrian Accident Seriously Injures Long Island Man

A pedestrian-car accident seriously injured a 46-year-old man on New York Avenue in Huntington. He was hit by a car early Sunday morning as he tried to cross the street near East 12th Street. He was taken to Huntington Hospital by the Community First Aid Squad.The...

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Article Examines Impact of NYC Bicycling Boom on Safety

The serious personal injury Lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have chronicled New York's bike craze and questioned whether the increase in biking would impact the safety of New Yorkers. The 'Citi Bike' innovation has only increased the number of bike riders in the...

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Worker Dies After Upstate New York Explosion

An explosive fire in an upstate New York wastewater treatment plant has killed one worker and left another with serious burns. The man who died suffered third-degree burns to most of his body, and had been transported to a burn center in Boston. The other worker...

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