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NY Construction Deaths Rose During First Year of Pandemic

The construction industry was alarmingly deadlier to New York workers in the first year of the pandemic than in the two preceding years, according to data released by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). In 2020, the spread of COVID-19...

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April Reign Killed by School Bus at Brooklyn Intersection

Tragically, another life was taken too soon on Friday, February 4th. At around 11:20 in the morning, April Reign, a 32-year-old mother, was riding an e-bike in Brownsville, Brooklyn, when a yellow school bus hit her near the intersection of Eastern Parkway and St....

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13-Year-Old Critically Injured by Box Truck in Midwood

A 13-year-old girl is currently fighting for her life after being struck by a box truck in Brooklyn on January 27, 2022. This horrible accident adds to residents’ growing concerns for their safety on city streets. The young girl had just gotten off an MTA bus at...

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Shruti Udeshi, 51, Fatally Struck by Car in UES

Shruti Udeshi, a 51-year-old kindergarten teacher, was tragically struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross the street during her morning commute on January 24, 2022. Reports say she was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred at approximately...

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15-Year-Old Antonina Zatulovska Killed in Bus Accident

Just before 8:00am on Monday, January 17th, 15-year-old Antonina Zatulovska was crossing the street at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Avenue P in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, when she was struck and killed by a school bus. The teen had right of way and was...

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Two Killed by Baldor Box Truck on Upper East Side

December 24, 2021 marks a tragic day for two families as a cyclist and a pedestrian were killed in a traffic accident on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. At around 9:20AM on Christmas Eve, a Baldor food delivery truck driver was picking up his partner on Third Ave and...

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