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Month: January 2016

Negligence Can Be Just As Deadly As Severe Weather

A 66 year old man died on Sunday afternoon in the Long Island community of Oyster Bay Cove after being struck with a snowplow. Was he acting recklessly, perhaps stepping in front of the snowplow while not paying attention? No.In fact, the man was standing near his...

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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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Fatal New Year’s Day Fire in Brooklyn

A tragic New Year's Day fire in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant killed a man. The fire has been termed "unusual" by the FDNY.The fire at 440 Jefferson Avenue near Throop Avenue broke out around 2:30 PM on January 1. It started on the second-floor...

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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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