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Month: November 2015

NY Times Highlights Construction Safety Crisis in NYC

Construction throughout New York City has exploded like never before, but the price associated with the city's expansion has been deadly. The number of fatal and serious construction accidents has increased at an alarming rate. Usually, the death of an immigrant,...

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NYC Buildings Dept. Cracks Down on Fake OSHA Safety Cards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency charged with keeping workers safe. One of the ways OSHA does this is by providing classes in workplace safety, which many industries require of new hires. OSHA safety training is required...

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MTA Worker Falls Through Sidewalk Shaft In Brooklyn

On November 18th at 11:30 a.m., an MTA worker was lowering electrical cables down a sidewalk shaft at the corner of Fulton and Downing Streets in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. While doing so, he reportedly fell to the bottom of the shaft, a distance...

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Workers’ comp issues? Get some legal help

Here's a hypothetical situation for you: one day you go into work, prepared to face the day just like all the others before it. For hours, your work day is routine. Everything is going swimmingly, until all of a sudden, a work accident occurs and you're at the center...

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Open Season on Pedestrians in NYC?

It appears to be open season on pedestrians in New York City. Eleven people died after being hit by motor vehicles in a 10-day period between Oct. 31 and Nov. 9. Although these numbers are bad, they really are not that unusual. Someone is killed while walking or...

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Elevator accident sends woman to hospital

A woman was listed in stable condition after she fell down an elevator shaft at the Grant Hyatt in New York City. The woman fell six feet and suffered injuries as a result of the fall. It is unclear at this time why the elevator shaft was open and why there was no...

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