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Month: May 2016

Worker’s Arm Severed In Elevator Accident

A worker lost part of his arm in an elevator accident this morning at 50 Broadway, in downtown Manhattan. The worker, whose identity has not yet been released, was pulled out of an elevator shaft by first responders and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. Reports indicate...

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Homicide Charges In Detached Boat Death

In September 2014, we commented on a tragic accident where two bicyclists were violently struck by a boat that had just unexpectedly detached from a pickup truck in Staten Island. One of the victims, Alexa Cioffi, was killed and the other, Briana Emanuele, was...

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Court Backup In Bronx Becoming A Civil Rights Issue

The 6th Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the integral components of our country's Bill of Rights. It reads, in pertinent part, that an accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury . . . And to be informed of the...

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Preventing Construction Site Falls: Fall Protection

Construction site falls are a well settled risk that workers face on an everyday basis. Falls at construction sites are the most frequent cause of serious injury or death at a worksite. Review this if you want to learn more about your rights if you have been involved...

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“Emergency Operation” Law Under Microscope After Crash

As it turns out, police cars and fire trucks can't flaunt the rules and drive any way they want - - or at least that is the direction the law seems to be moving in. A recent Brooklyn car crash offers the trial lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy a chance to explain...

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