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Month: December 2014

Workplace Dangers at New York City’s Airports

The airports in and around New York City are among the busiest in the United States. JFK, in Queens, is ranked as the sixth busiest airport in the country. Newark is ranked the 13th busiest, and LaGuardia, also in Queens, is the 20th busiest. Each year, 25,036,855...

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Workplace Safety Protests by NYC Construction Workers

Construction workers rallied a week ago to draw attention to the working conditions at the JDS Development Group's building site at 111 W. 57th Street. There were around 1,000 workers at this event; a similar event in October drew nearly 8,000 workers. The protest was...

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New York Accident Statistics Show No Decline

By most measures, the number of motor vehicle accidents is increasing in New York State. Some statistics from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles tells the story. Overall Number of Accidents and Fatalities Increased Between 2012 and 2013 The number of...

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Update on New York City Construction Workers’ Accidents

The city's Department of Buildings releases monthly statistics about construction accidents in the five boroughs of New York.  The latest available numbers are for September 2014, and this blog will summarize the report. 2014 Construction Accidents Will Exceed 2013...

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NHTSA Releases Car Accident Stats for 2014

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the most recent edition of Traffic Safety Facts, which reports traffic statistics from across the country for the year 2013. There's good news in these numbers: Traffic accident...

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Violence Against Health Care Workers on the Rise

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace violence is more likely to occur among employees who handle money in a public setting, delivery drivers, public service workers, law enforcement personnel, those who work alone or in small...

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Data on New Jersey Workplace Deaths in 2013

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 101 fatal on-the-job accidents in New Jersey in 2013.  The BLS breaks these numbers down as follows: About 28 percent of these deaths were the result of workplace violence Thirty-seven percent of NJ workplace...

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Two Fires Leave Victims Seriously Burned

Cold weather is often accompanied by house and apartment fires.  People use space heaters, old heating systems fail when first put to the test in the fall, and the homeless sometimes start fires accidentally in their efforts to get warm. All of these scenarios can...

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Executive Order May Improve Workplace Safety

Undocumented construction workers are at greater risk for injury and death because they are generally unwilling to risk deportation by reporting unsafe working conditions. This makes them vulnerable to exploitation by negligent employers who compromise workplace...

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