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Month: June 2014

Sources of NYC Workplace Accident Statistics

Statistics about work-related injuries and fatalities in New York City are available from a number of sources, including the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and the New York State Department of Labor. What can we learn from this statistical...

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Fatigue an Occupational Hazard for Truck Drivers, Part 1

Truck driver fatigue has been in the news recently because of the truck accident that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan on the New Jersey Turnpike 45 miles south of New York City. The trucker admitted that he had had no sleep for the 24 hours before the...

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Bicycle Accidents Not Increased by Bike-Share Program

About one year ago, New York City began its bike-share program. Many commentators predicted a traffic disaster, claiming that the rental bicycles would be ridden by tourists who did not know the city and residents who seldom rode bikes in the city's traffic. A Wall...

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Construction Workers Rescued After Scaffolding Accident

The NYC construction accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP are following a frightening potentially tragic accident that occurred last Friday morning, June 20, 2014, at a construction site on East 57th Street in Manhattan. An exterior scaffold on a...

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Tour Bus Causes Serious Pedestrian Accident

Tourism is a primary industry in New York City. However, it carries with it some dangers. Visitors are not familiar with traffic patterns and may step into traffic not realizing that a vehicle is coming. Tour buses ply the city, sometimes going into very narrow...

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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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