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Month: October 2015

Fatal Demolition Accident in Midtown Manhattan

A construction worker was killed and another one was seriously injured after the inside of a building collapsed during a demolition project in midtown Manhattan. The fatal accident continues a frightening rash of deadly accidents that are plaguing the city. The flurry...

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Government May Get Involved in Airbag Replacement

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that it is expanding its investigation into the matter of exploding air bags. The metal inflators that deploy the air bags upon impact expand too forcefully, spewing shrapnel into drivers and...

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Stay Warm When Working Outside In New York Winters

Our previous blog discussed symptoms of cold stress and ways to deal with it. However, it is better to prevent it altogether. Below are tactics that workers and employers can use to keep job sites healthy and safe in New York City's cold winters. Keep an eye out for...

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Winter Is Coming. Know the Dangers of Outside Work.

The temperatures are dropping and winter will soon be here. With subfreezing and occasionally subzero temperatures, people who work outside in New York for extended periods need to know the risks of their jobs. What follows are things people in construction,...

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More Construction Work & Less Oversight Don’t Add Up

The New York Daily News article cited below says it best: It's a recipe for disaster. New York City is in the midst of a construction boom. New buildings are being erected at an unprecedented clip and residential and commercial construction is at an all-time high....

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Low Bridge in Bensonhurst an Accident Waiting to Happen

Many trucks cannot pass under a bridge in the Brooklyn Bensonhurst neighborhood. Residents report that the tops of trucks have been ripped off because they attempt to go under the bridge, ignoring the posted vehicle height limits. Some people say that the warning sign...

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Are NY Motorcycle Accidents on the Increase?

There has been a seeming spike in motorcycle accidents in and around New York City in recent months. In September alone, the news media reported at least four accidents. Sept. 26: Rapper Fetty Wap was injured when he collided with a car in Patterson, New Jersey, his...

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Woman Seriously Injured in Brooklyn Truck Crash

It seems to be open season on pedestrians in New York City, of late. Today, another victim on our streets was hit by a truck - - this time in Brooklyn. The woman was seriously injured when a tractor-trailer struck and dragged her through an intersection in the...

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