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Month: October 2014

Fatal Work Accidents In New York City and State

There are some fatal work accidents that never happen in New York City but occur elsewhere in the state.   In September of 2014, for example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that a farm worker was killed by a hay bailer while trying...

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Follow-up on Manhattan Construction Accident

It turns out that the subcontractor overseeing the work on a West 37th Street construction project where a worker was killed in September has a history of safety code violations. The hotel construction site is at 326 West 37th Street in Manhattan. According to the...

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New York’s Effort to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

New York Magazine recently published the stories of some of the victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in New York.  So far this year, around 200 people have died on the streets of New York City.  Traffic-related fatalities are the number-one cause of death for...

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Trenching Accident Kills Two New Jersey Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun an investigation into the death of two construction workers in Boonton, New Jersey, about 35 miles west of New York City. Two men working on a landscaping crew died when a large hole collapsed on top...

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Pedestrians and Motorists Die in NYC Police Chases

High-speed police chases make news. However, such police actions all-too-often cause injury and death to innocent bystanders, suspects and police officers themselves. Whether these chases are really necessary has become a controversial question. This has been an issue...

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Fatal Occupational Injuries 2013, Part 2

In our previous blog post, we reported on the findings of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013. This post continues that story. Occupations With Reduced Fatality Rates The fundamental point of the report is that fatal occupational injuries are declining....

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Fatal Occupational Injuries 2013, Part 1

The preliminary results of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013 were released last month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics., a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. The report contained mostly good news: Fatal work injuries were down in 2013 from...

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