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New Regulations for Crane Operations

A group established by Mayor de Blasio has published a report that include 23 recommendations in order to better protect construction workers and the general public near the specific construction site. “The Crane Technical Working Group released an interim report on June 10 that includes 23 recommendations in regard to crane safety. The group was […]

Construction Company charged inManslaughter

A construction Company was charged last Friday with Manslaughter after one of their workers was killed on site. The courts found “the company, Harco Construction, guilty of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, both felonies, and reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, in the death of the victim, aged 22, an immigrant from Ecuador who lived in […]

Man dragged by MTA train awarded 19.5 million

A man who was dragged by an MTA train after his foot was caught between the platform and the train door has been awarded $19 million by the city. The man “required eight surgeries to repair his right foot after a fellow passenger jostled him as he attempted to disembark the D train at W. […]

Increase in Fines for Railroad Crossings

In a recent legislative move by Governor Cuomo, drivers who jump the gate at different railroad crossings will face increased fines. According to an article found on the NY Daily News website, “The new penalties for drivers who do not stop and wait for gates at Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North crossings will be […]

Deck collapse injures 16

A deck at a Brooklyn mansion collapsed early Sunday, injuring 16 people. The collapse happened during a party in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. The owner has since been slapped with code violations and will subsequently be fined (there is no word of how much at this time). An FDNY battalion chief thinks the collapse […]

Questions surface about the safety of our nation’s water supplies

In most parts of the U.S, the safety of our drinking water supply is something that’s taken for granted. That sentiment, however, is quickly changing as reports surface of lead-tainted water supplies that are impacting communities from Flint, Michigan to Newark, New Jersey. Flint’s current water crisis has received the most national attention and many […]

Chipotle struggles to rebound after E. coli and norovirus outbreaks

From it’s humble beginings in 1993, Chipotle has grown into one of biggest and best-known fast food restaurants in the U.S., boasting 2015 sales of $4.5 billion dollars. Chipotle’s success has been due in part to the restaurant’s open commitment to using locally-sourced and chemical and hormone-free ingredients. However, in recent months, the Mexican restaurant’s […]

Toxic Fumes at Construction Site

Not only do construction workers have to worry about getting hurt by falling debris or cranes, they have to worry about getting sick from the fumes of different chemicals that are on site. Thus is the case with workers at 741 Eight Avenue this morning. “Three construction workers were injured Wednesday at a Midtown job […]

VIDEO: What to do after your child is injured at school

It is somewhat common for students to be injured at school while playing at recess, participating in sports or engaging in horseplay. However, some school injuries are the result of improper maintenance of school property or ineffective supervision. When this is the case, the student’s family may be entitled to damages from the school and/or […]

Elevator Company Sued for Damages after Fatal Accident

On October 2nd a man was crushed and killed by the elevator while exiting it. The makers of the elevator are being sued by the Cobble Hill Homeowner’s Association. They “filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Global Tardif Manufacturing Group, Leroy-Somer Motors and Drives, and Warner Brakes. They make produce a lift […]

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