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Month: September 2015

Manhattan Crane Accident Highlights Dangers

Only last week this blog did an overview of cranes and crane accidents. In that piece we commented that when a crane accident does not cause serious injury or death it garners quite a bit of news because usually when the rare crane accident does occur the consequences...

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Bad Weekend for NYC Traffic Crashes

The weekend of September 12-13, 2015, was a deadly one for New Yorkers. Three people lost their lives in traffic accidents. One of them occurred on City Island, another in Brooklyn and the third in the Bronx. In addition, a woman in East Elmhurst was critically...

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News About Cranes That Construction Workers Should Know

NYC Workers Should Arm Themselves With Knowledge About Cranes When this blog and other sources report on crane accidents, the tendency is to lump them all together. Often the reason for that is how serious the consequences or even potential consequences associated...

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Drunk Driving Accident Kills Ronkonkoma Man

An early morning accident this past weekend left one man dead and another facing criminal charges. George Ragotte, 21, of Ronkonkoma, slowed down to avoid an accident on the Long Island Expressway. He was hit from behind by a driver later found to be intoxicated....

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How’s the Mayor Doing: Statistics on Traffic Crashes

Some of the most current and most accessible statistics about traffic injuries and deaths in New York City can be found on the Vision Zero website, Vision Zero View. This post summarizes some of the most interesting and important statistics, but we urge you to check...

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Economy Not to Blame for Increase in Construction Injuries

There has been a shocking increase in construction worker deaths in New York City in recent months. Not surprisingly, the number of non-fatal worker injuries has also grown in fiscal year2014-2015. The Department of Buildings reported that construction injuries grew...

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