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Month: January 2016

Rising Real Estate Economy Built On Cut Corners?

New York City is in the midst of a building boom, with property values and employment opportunities on the upswing, but at what cost? According to the New York City Buildings Department, this rise in real estate prices and construction activity has been accompanied by...

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The Myth of “Just Part Of The Job”

It is not uncommon to her construction referred to as a dangerous line of work. Phrases such as "injuries are just part of the job" and "construction sites are dangerous" are commonly stated without any additional thought about the implications. Construction injuries...

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Follow-up on Recent Elevator Accident

Since our previous blog post on the subject, more details have emerged about the fatal elevator accident that occurred on New Year's Eve in lower Manhattan. Stephen Hewitt Brown was on his way to a party, preparing to celebrate the future and the upcoming year. But...

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Fatal Elevator Accident on Lower East Side Raises Questions

A Bronx man died when he was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator in Manhattan. He was crushed when he became pinned between the car and the third floor of a Broome Street building.The elevator was full of New Year's Eve partygoers when it began to free-fall...

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