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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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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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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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