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Month: January 2014

Two Recent Cement Truck Accidents in New York City

Cement trucks were involved in two recent serious trucking accidents recently. On January 18, a woman on the upper East Side of Manhattan was hit by a cement truck, severing her leg. The second truck accident occurred in the Bronx on January 20 when a driver lost...

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New York City Police Now Focusing on Traffic Safety

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have long been chronicling the need for sharper focus on and attention to traffic crashes. There has been an unprecedented rash of collisions in New York City in the past few years, leading to cries for systemic change. The...

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Tour Bus Accident Kills Beloved Alexander Shear, 73

73-year-old Alexander Shear was beloved as a true New York City treasure, known for his vast antique collection and infectious personality. Tragically, he is now also known as a person who lost their life in another New York City pedestrian accident.Shear's life was...

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Doctor Samantha Lee Killed in Tragic Ambulance Crash

Doctor Samantha Lee was killed on Manhattan's upper-west side over the weekend in yet another pedestrian accident. Dr. Lee, a 26-year-old anesthesiologist resident at the Columbia University Medical Center, was struck and killed right in front of the building where...

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Workplace Safety: What To Expect From OSHA In 2014

The New York lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy strive to bring you the latest developments in workplace safety. Frequently, that requires us to stay on top of what is happening at The Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Read below for what you need to...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Construction Accidents

When we think of NYC construction accidents, we often focus on employer and building owner practices that create conditions that allow accidents to happen. One factor that gets less attention is the materials used in construction. Shoddy building materials may be the...

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$8.8 Million Recovery For Pedestrian Accident Victim

Lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy LLP recently announced an $8.8 million settlement for a client who was hit by a van in Ozone Park, Queens. The case settled on Jan. 7, 2014, two days before jury selection was scheduled to begin.The pedestrian accident occurred on...

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Protect Yourself Against Workplace Injuries in the Office

Most workplace injuries and accidents are dramatic - falls, motor vehicle accidents, shootings and explosions. However, office jobs can also result in injury - sometimes serious injury -- as a result of compromised workplace safety. Here are some of the consequences...

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