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June 2018 Archives

Pedestrian Safety Initiative: See! Be Seen! - Long Island & Upstate NY

In an ongoing attempt to keep New York pedestrians safe, a new public service announcement called See! Be Seen! will begin airing June 15th until June 28th, courtesy of the New York State Department of Health. 

Hazmat Situation After Auto Accident in Scottsville, New York

Two people were injured in Scottsville, New York when a medical transport van failed to stop at a stop sign and flashing red light, colliding with a tanker truck filled with nearly 2,000 gallons of gas and diesel fuel.

NYC Private Sanitation--Unsafe Working Conditions, High Fatalities

Trash and recycling disposal is the fifth-most dangerous job in America by fatality rate, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But in New York City, residential sanitation is publically-run, while commercial garbage disposal is privately-owned-and the safety records between the two are very different. In 2017, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in New York City, while municipal sanitation trucks haven't caused a fatality since 2014, according to an investigative piece done by ProPublica.