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Hit and Runs continue

The city has continued to be plagued by careless drivers. Over the weekend there were at least 2 pedestrians killed in separate accidents. However what they both have in common is the fact that the drivers left the scene after striking and killing the person. The first accident occurred Friday night in the Bronx near […]

Hoverboards

More and more places are banning the use of these so-called hoverboards. Keane University located in New Jersey is just the latest institution that is banning these devices because of the fire hazards (they are now banned from all major airlines) . In Brooklyn last week (December 30) FDNY was called to an apartment in […]

Pedestrian injuries; will they ever end?

It’s only January 4th 2016 and there have already been reports of another pedestrian who was severely injured by a motorist who then left the scene of the accident. Friday night at around 9:20 pm, a man was crossing 93rd Avenue (in Jamaica, Queens) when he was struck by a black SVU. The driver of […]

Elevator of Doom

A man was crushed and killed by an elevator after pushing a woman out of harms way on New Year’s Eve. The victim was injured (and subsequently killed) after “a malfunctioning elevator at 131 Broome Street killed a 25-year-old man shortly after midnight. Stephen Hewett-Brown had come to the building from the Bronx to attend […]

String of Pedestrian fatalities continue

The number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles keeps going up. Last week a 62-year-old woman was killed crossing a street in Brooklyn by an MTA bus. The bus was making a left turn when it struck the woman. This is just another accident in the city in which a pedestrian was killed by a […]

Rising workplace deaths: More violence or Less regulations?

In 2014 there were a record 78 deaths resulting from accidents of some type while at work. These do not necessarily exclude dangerous occupations such as the police or fire department or construction jobs. There has been a steady rise in workplace deaths since the recession hit in 2008. The deaths do not necessarily stem […]

Increase in Construction accidents

In the past two years, that has been a dramatic increase in construction accidents, due to the construction boom in this city. There have been over 300 injuries sustained in construction accidents in the past year and 10 people have been killed. In the period between July 2014 and July 2015, the percentage of accidents […]

Update: City contractor responsible for death of delivery man

The city contractor that was hired to remove and replace numerous trees as a part of a Hurricane Sandy restoration project has violated terms of their contract and thus became responsible for the death of a delivery man. “City contract rules required the firm, Carlstadt, N.J.-based RML Construction, to use four-person crews, including a foreman. […]

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