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Month: June 2014

Brooklyn Building Collapse in Bushwick Injures Bystander

The New York Building Collapse Attorneys at Block O'Toole are following a developing story in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Earlier today a passerby was seriously injured after a building under construction in Bushwick partially collapsed. The incident occurred on...

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Preventing Forklift Accidents, Part 2

A previous blog post discussed steps that employers and workers can take to prevent forklift accidents such as the one that recently killed a worker in Brooklyn. This post outlines preventive measures involving nearby pedestrians, mechanical problems with equipment...

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Nassau County, NY, Teen Killed by Hit and Run Driver

A Nassau County girl with Down Syndrome was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning. She was attempting to cross the Hempstead Turnpike, a six-lane highway, possibly in an effort to visit her grandfather a few miles away in Hicksville. She was struck by a...

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Preventing Forklift Accidents, Part 1

Forklift trucks are everywhere, from supermarkets to construction sites. However, a recent forklift accident that killed a worker in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn reminds us that these are dangerous machines that can cause injury or death . It is important to...

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NJ Crane Accident Update: Worker’s Name Released

Authorities have released the name of the worker who was killed in a frightening crane accident in New Jersey. Jorge Giraldo, 50, was trapped inside the overturned crane in Newark Bay and drowned. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. The accident occurred last...

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Jose Duran, Truck Driver, Killed By Renegade Manhole Cover

Jose Duran, a 35 year-old married father to three children, was killed in a freak truck accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway early yesterday morning. Duran, a truck driver from Springfield, Massachusetts, was driving west on the Cross Bronx Expressway near the...

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