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Month: February 2014

New Group Hopes to Stop Pedestrian Accidents

As reported in DNAInfo, families and friends of people killed in pedestrian accidents rallied at City Hall last Sunday to announce a new advocacy group. Called Families for Safe Streets, the organization will push for rapid implementation of Mayor Bill de Blasio's...

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Worker Injured After Fall From Scaffold in Manhattan

On February 21, 2014, a worker was injured when he fell off of a scaffold at a construction site in Manhattan. The unidentified worker was injured because he was not afforded the proper safety equipment and was not trained at all. We hope the injured victim makes a...

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New Jersey Construction Worker Falls From Pulaski Skyway

A worker who fell about 25 feet from the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City miraculously landed on his feet and broke no bones, according to officials. Witnesses said the construction accident occurred when the man fell feet first to a ramp closed because of the ongoing...

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Top Ten OSHA Workplace Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA) has identified the top ten workplace safety violations in 2013 throughout the United States. The top 10 increased by 45 percent over 2012. A private company that consults with businesses recommends strategies for...

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No Ticket Issued After Pedestrian Accident in Brooklyn

A driver who killed a 25-year-old pedestrian in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn will not be ticketed or charged, according to NYPD, according to Streetsblog. The young man, originally from the Urkraine, was a rabbinical student at a Yeshiva in New Jersey....

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OSHA To Review Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review OSHA's voluntary workplace violence prevention guidelines. This is a development of particular interest to healthcare workers, as half of all non-fatal workplace violence injuries occur in healthcare and social...

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Vision Zero Plan For Pedestrian Accident Prevention

New York City trial lawyers Block O'Toole & Murphy continue to offer their vantage point on Mayor De Blasio's ambitious Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities. Calling traffic fatalities an epidemic in New York City, Mayor Bill De Blasio unveiled more...

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