A light was recently shone on the shadowy world of commercial garbage collection in New York City by Errol Louis, respected New York Daily News columnist and host of NY1's "Inside City Hall." When thinking of the inhuman conditions that commercial sanitation workers face and the danger this presents to the public, Louis writes, the person to remember is Mouctar Diallo.
The holiday weekend turned tragic when Harry Ramnauth, a 67-year-old security guard, was killed after a 3,000-pound glass panel tipped over and fell on him.
Two people, a teacher and a 10-year-old student, were tragically killed when the school bus they were riding attempted an illegal U-turn on I-80 West and collided with a dump truck on early May 17, 2018 in Mount Olive, New Jersey.
Tragedy occurred in the Bronx on Friday night when Leon Clark, an elderly man, was hit and killed by a private sanitation truck as he attempted to cross the street.
Machinery at a construction site malfunctioned and 43 year-old construction worker Paul Kennedy lost his life as a result.
As lawyers who fight for the rights of construction workers (BOM Attorneys), we have long been pointing to worker safety violations and characterizing them as "Civil Rights Issues.' Now a member of law enforcement is taking the rarely employed, but welcome, step of criminalizing a failure to provide appropriate safety devices to workers at a construction site. Indeed, he is charging the accused with a homicide.
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 seriously injured. Now, the driver of the pickup truck, Michael Khmil, is facing jail time after a grand jury indicted him on Manslaughter charges. How did this tragic accident happen and what should you know moving forward?
21 year-old Alex Santizo, a construction worker, fell to his death in a tragic Brooklyn construction accident. The accident occurred in the quiet Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park (pictured below).
In the City that never sleeps, it seems that more and more frequently drivers are sleeping behind the wheel, causing fatal accidents. Earlier this week, New York City experienced another senseless loss when a garbage truck struck and killed 55-year-old Jodi McGrath as she was crossing the street in Manhattan.
A 62-year-old construction worker fell to his death when he slipped and fell from a fire escape, causing him to plummet six stories down to the ground in the rear of 124 East 107th Street, East Harlem, New York. The victim was replacing the gutters of the building. Reports indicate that he was not utilizing a safety harness or any safety equipment while working at an elevated height. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.