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April 2021 Archives

Lance Margolin Killed by Pole Struck by MTA Bus in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn pedestrian succumbed to his injuries two days after a pole struck by an MTA bus fell on him. It all happened just after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, as the bus driver was driving on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue when he swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle, striking a pole on the sidewalk with the side mirror of his bus. The victim, 59-year-old Lance Margolin, happened to be walking by when the pole fell on top of him, authorities said. 

Long Island Contractor Fined $135k for Fatal Trench Collapse

The contracting company RC Structures Inc. of Roslyn, New York is facing consequences for the careless and negligent actions that led to the tragic death of two workers in a trench collapse in January 2020. The contractor was fined a whopping $135,612 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the deadly trench collapse that occurred at an Upper Brookville site on Wolver Hollow Road. But it is now fair to ask, is that remotely close to an adequate penalty after the senseless and horrific death of two workers?

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