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Month: April 2014

Ladder Accidents Continue to Plague Construction Workers

The New York attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been talking about the frequency of construction falls and how, statistically, they far outnumber the field when it comes to fatal work accidents. Few are aware of how often those falls involve ladders. This...

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Third Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Police Car

A 69-year old man was hurt when he was hit by a New York City police car on the Upper West Side. The accident occurred in the early afternoon a few weeks ago, hitting the victim on Broadway between 77th and 78th streets on the northbound side. The police say that the...

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Reduced Speed Limit to Prevent Car Accidents in the Bronx

Speed limits on city streets with higher-than-average car accident numbers are being reduced as part of Mayor de Blassio's Vision Zero initiative. The Grand Concourse in the Bronx will be the city's second street to have its speed limit reduced as part of the program....

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New York’s Scaffold Law Protects Construction Workers

The New York lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy consistently follow the debate over the Scaffold Law, the law that protects the health and safety of the workers that shape our majestic skyline and build our beautiful buildings. We have emphasized that while this...

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Discount Bus Accident Shines Light on Safety Issues

A bus bound for New York City from Washington, D.C., crashed into a guard rail on Interstate 95, putting five injured people in the hospital. The bus, operated by the discount line Megabus, drove onto the right should and hit the guardrail a little after 3:30 PM,...

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