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Month: May 2015

Report Highlights Dangers of Construction Industry in NYC

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the construction industry in New York City is not well-regulated. Recent news stories about accidents, injuries and deaths illustrate the danger inherent in working construction in the city. A recent report from the New...

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Stephen Murphy Interviewed by WPIX on Pedestrian Accidents

In the aftermath of a tragic accident in which a two-year-old child was killed by bricks that fell from a building on the Upper West Side, New York’s PIX 11 spoke with Partner Stephen Murphy about the recent rise in pedestrian accidents across New York City. Between...

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The DOB and Enforcement of Contractor Licensing

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) is responsible for enforcing the licensing requirements of construction industry trades such as electricians, architects and plumbers. It takes disciplinary action against individuals practicing their occupations without...

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Avoid Injury at Amusement Parks This Summer

The school year will soon be over. Kids and teens will flock to the beaches and amusement parks in the New York City area as summer settles in. Where are these amusement parks, and how safe are they? Do parents need to worry? Of course, parents worry about everything,...

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Elevator Safety and the Department of Buildings

Did you know that the New York City Department of Buildings has a website that provides information about individuals and businesses that violate the city's building codes? One example is the Top 10 list of elevator ordinance violators. The list names both the...

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System to Prevent Train Accidents May Come to Metro-North

The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, announced last week that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) may receive a $1 billion loan from the federal government to help prevent train accidents like the December 2013 derailment that killed four people...

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