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Month: August 2014

Hot Work and its Hazards

Unless you work in an industry where the term is commonly used, the notion of "hot work" could mean getting out on a roof in the middle of July. Hot work is defined by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) as burning, grinding, cutting, welding or similar...

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Asbestos Still in Wide Use in Developing World

Although people in the U.S. are still dying from exposure to asbestos, it is no longer in common use. This is not the case in India, where asbestos is a $2 billion industry. India is the world’s biggest importer of asbestos, with 100 manufacturing plants that employ...

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Tragic Elevator Accident in Flushing, Queens

The New York lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy are following a very sad story that is hitting the news this morning. A man died after falling down a broken elevator shaft in the Flushing section of Queens. An unidentified man was killed yesterday after falling...

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in America, Part 2 of 2

In a previous blog we reviewed the most dangerous industries for workers, reporting that the trucking industry and transportation generally have a significant majority of work-related incidents that cause injury or death. Other dangerous industries with smaller...

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Walking From Manhattan to The Bronx? Good luck.

A new initiative is focused on making it easier and safer to get from Manhattan to the Bronx using one of the 11 bridges that cross the Harlem River. Walkers and bikers face many hurdles when trying cross the river from either side. Vehicles come off the bridges too...

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Con Edison Worker Training Falls Short

Sometimes, failure to properly train employees affects more than the employees involved. The general public can be hurt by such a failure, especially when the business is one that touches the lives of every New Yorker. A recent gas explosion in March is a case in...

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Bus Accident Update: Driver Had 11 Prior Suspensions

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy continue to provide updates on the harrowing bus accident yesterday involving two tour buses in the Times Square section of New York City. Now it is being reported that the driver of the double decker tour bus that slammed...

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