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Man Injured by falling Crane Sues the City

A man injured in the February 5th accident, plans to sue the city for gross negligence when it came to securing a large boom crane during periods of high gusts of wind. Because of the accident, the man’s skull and spine were fractured and he plans to sue the city for $30 million. In his […]


MTA Bus Crashes on FDR Drive

At least three people were injured Monday afternoon when an MTA bus crashed into a metal pillar on the FDR Drive. Early reports state the driver lost control of the vehicle when he went to get a drink to quench his thirst whilst driving. “The QM11 bus jumped a barrier and struck the support while […]


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 […]


Back to the Old Ways in Construction?

After the city announced tighter measures for handling cranes, it has decided to go back to its original safety plans. According to therealdeal.com, “Two days after the Feb. 5 collapse, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced tougher regulations, which included halting crawler crane operations whenever winds were even forecast to exceed 20 miles per hour or […]


Nestle Recalls Numerous Products

Nestle has decided to voluntarily recall a number of its products due to the risk of having small pieces of glass in them. The products that are under this recall are from the DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s lines. Nestle itself has released a statement, “Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited […]


Vision Zero; Still Hopeful?

By 2024, the city of New York hopes to be able to say that there are no longer any traffic deaths. However in 2016, we are barely even close to being able to say anything similar to that notion. Even the police commissioner agrees. “You’re not going to get to zero,” Bratton said Thursday morning […]


Off-Duty Police Officer involved in accident

An early morning crash on the Grand Central Parkway involved an off-duty cop, an off-duty EMT and 2 friends, one of whom may have been drunk. A 22-year old friend came to the aid of a woman who crashed her car after driving drunk around 5 AM. “The drama began when the victim’s friend, also […]


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 […]


How safe are the ingredients in our personal care products?

Many Americans know Johnson & Johnson as the well-known and respected brand of numerous personal care and cosmetic products. Some of the company’s most popular products include its baby care line, shampoos and talcum powders. Today, the safety of the company’s talcum power products are in question after a jury awarded $72 million to the […]


Purdue recalls chicken nuggets

The food company Purdue has recalled over 4500 pounds of chicken nuggets due to the fact that they might have been contaminated by “extraneous plastic materials”. According to ABC7 News, “The recalled nuggets were also sold in six other states. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. They are 8-oz. […]


Good Samaritans (attempt) to Help Injured Woman

Good Samaritans attempted to come to the rescue of an elderly lady this weekend when she was hit and pinned under a livery cab on Madison and 36th Street. However, the efforts done by the Samaritans were done in vain, as the woman died shortly after being rescued. The NY Post states, “A group of […]


Weekend of hit and runs

This past weekend (Sunday to be exact), there were a number of hit and run accidents across the 5 boroughs. In a span of four hours, there were 5 hit and runs; 3 of which involved the death of the pedestrian. The other 2 pedestrians survived, but were listed as being in critical condition. According […]


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 […]


VIDEO: Maximizing compensation for victims of construction accidents

On behalf of Goidel & Siegel LLP posted in construction accidents on Monday, February 29, 2016. At Goidel & Siegel LLP, we know how maximize compensation for construction workers who are injured on the job using New York’s industrial code. As we explain in the video below, the set of rules governs how construction work-sites […]


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