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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 […]


Recalls Increase as Safety Awareness Does Too

In the past few years, the number of items that have been recalled has increased tremendously. Since 2002, the amount of food recalls has doubled; with about 1 new recall a day (on average). The number of vehicles that have been recalled has increased as well; with 51 million recalls in total just last year […]


2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls

The 2015 edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was voluntarily recalled last year due to malfunctions with the parking gear (electronic shifter). This problem has resulted in over 200 crashes and 40 injuries. Most recently the problem with the gear shifter may be tied to the death of the actor Anton Yelchin. “Earlier this year, […]


Deadly Chain Reaction Crash on Staten Island

At least 7 cars were involved in a horrific crash on Staten Island Sunday afternoon, that left a 75 year old man dead and at least 10 other wounded; 3 seriously. Police sources say that a female driver of a sedan started the collision (and she remains in serious condition) but the reason for the […]


Citi Bike: ZERO Fatalities in Over 3 Years

Citi Bikes, the bike sharing program found throughout the city has not recorded a single fatality of a rider in over 3 years. This bike sharing program might actually be safer than regular bicycles. These recognizable bikes, with the bright blue frame and unmistakable front baskets were designed to be heavier and therefore move slower […]


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 […]


Vehicular Mayhem Filled Weekend

This past weekend was filled with a number of accidents involving different vehicles in different incidences. There were at least 4 causalities in separate accidents, 2 separate incidences involving a cyclist that was killed, another involving the passenger of a car that was struck and lastly a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The driver […]


Are Uber Drivers Involved in More Crashes?

A news report has come to light saying that Uber drivers are more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than compared to regular yellow taxi cab drivers. From July to December of last year, Uber drivers were involved in 5 fatal crashes (only 1 driver was technically at fault). During that time, only […]


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. […]


Is the FDA Too Slow with Recalls?

According to an investigation report on NBC4NY, the FDA still takes months for them to recall certain tainted food items. “Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls […]


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 […]


Hostess Recalls snacks

Hostess brand snacks have recalled over 710,000 lots of products due to concerns of peanut butter being contaminated.  Of those items, they include Ding Dongs, Chocodiles, Zingers and various others. A full list of products can be found here. “Impacted products were sold in grocery stores, dollar stores, drug stores and convenience stores throughout the United […]


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 […]


General Mills Recalls Flour: Possible E. Coli Contamination

General Mills,is recalling over 10 million pounds of flour due to concerns of E. Coli that has been linked to 20 states. “General Mills says E. coli hasn’t been found in any of its flour products, but it is still carrying out the recall out of “an abundance of caution. While attempting to track the cause […]


Out of Control Driver Slams into Hydrant

An out of control driver crashed his car into a fire hydrant, killing his passenger and gravely injuring himself. Early Tuesday morning, a driver was traveling north on 6th Avenue near 54th street when he jumped the curb and slammed into a fire hydrant. The driver was transported to the hospital in bad condition while the […]


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