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Month: September 2014

Study Shows Construction Workers Suffer Mental Distress

Readers of this blog know that serious physical injuries from falls are a major cause of injures among construction workers. Other common causes of injury include equipment failure, being hit by swinging booms and falling building materials, and being buried in...

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School Bus Accidents? A Growing Problem?

School bus accidents seemed to be on the increase in New York City during 2013.  There were at least three school bus accidents in which children and adults were injured.  Although this school year is less than a month old, there have already been two accidents.  The...

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What Does OSHA Do?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency charged with securing the health and safety of 130 million workers in the United States - a daunting task. The federal agency partners with similar state-level agencies, such as the New York...

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Brooklyn Seniors More Likely to Die in Pedestrian Accidents

If you are a senior citizen in Brooklyn, your chances of being killed in a pedestrian-car accident are greater than in any other borough, according to a study recently related by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. The study shows that between 2003 and 2012, 202...

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Car Accidents and Defective Airbags

There's been a lot of attention paid recently, including a post in this blog, to the issue of the faulty ignition switches on models of GM vehicles. Somewhat surprisingly, this has eclipsed the much bigger story of faulty airbags in Toyota and other cars. It turns out...

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NYC Construction Worker Killed By Falling Concrete Slab

The New York City attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy are reporting on a developing story of a tragic Manhattan construction accident. According to various media reports, a 27 year-old construction worker was crushed to death today when a concrete slab fell on him...

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