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3 Most Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, but injuries/accidents can be avoided. Workers should stress safety in the workplace to avoid construction related injuries and accidents. Here are 3 of the most common construction site injuries that can be avoided: Burns Burns are one of the most common construction site injuries. Fires and […]

Bike Accidents Caused by Motor Vehicles

Bicycling is a healthful, inherently safe activity for tens of millions of people. However, with more than 700 bicycle accident fatalities annually, there is an obvious risk to bike riding. The number of estimated bicyclist injuries climbed to 50,000 in 2014, up from 48,000 in 2013. The six most frequent sources of bike injuries are, […]

Construction Accidents on the Rise

There have been a number of construction accidents this year following 2015. There were 433 accidents in 2015 compared to 231 in 2014, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. Just last week, a part of a crane from a nearby construction site, hit the 3 World Trade Center. The weighted ball part of the […]

Don’t Cut Corners! Left-Hand Turns Are Dangerous

A study by the NYC DOT found left-hand turns can be significantly more dangerous than right hand turns. This puts runners, bikers, and walking pedestrians at a higher risk of being hit when drivers cut corners. The DOT report finds that pedestrians and bikers are killed or severely injured by left- turning vehicles at three […]

Double Traffic Car Crashes

Two traffic car crashes occurred Wednesday morning. A deadly motorcycle accident shut down the north tube of the Lincoln Tunnel. The tunnel was closed for four hours after the crash that killed a 23-year-old woman driving her car on the back of a motorcycle and injured the 35-year-old driving the bike. Meanwhile, on a Long […]

Subway Assault

There was a possible bias attack on the subway in lower Manhattan Sunday involving two Hispanic women and an Asian woman. They all boarded the same car at the 86th street train station. One of the two Hispanic women leaned towards the Asian woman, screaming and shouting profanities. According to the NYPD, one of the […]

Passengers Injured on a New York Waterways Ferry

More than one dozen passengers aboard a ferry from the World Financial Center were injured Saturday evening. The boat made a rough docking in Jersey City, jarring the boat, which was carrying 56 passengers. “The boat is supposed to kiss the dock and this boat kissed the dock too hard,” said a Waterway spokesman. Nine […]

Deadly Fire Collide With Woman’s Car

On Thursday afternoon, two Nassau County police officers were heading north while trying to respond to a fire on Broadway in Massapequa when they collided with a woman’s Camry. The cause of the fire is under investigation. They jumped the curb and hit a male pedestrian, plowing into a hair salon at the corner of […]

Stoned Driver Found Guilty of Murder

In 2013, a stoned driver plowed into an East Village Deli, killing one man and injuring three others. The man was high on PCP and meth as he barreled down second avenue at 80mph. The reckless driver smashed into the East Village Deli, injuring a worker who spent his final six months of his life […]

Tour Bus Crashes on the Upper East Side

At about 1:15pm Thursday afternoon at 5th Avenue and East 63rd Street, a tour bus slammed into a tree. The double decker bus was heading south on 5th Avenue when it swerved into a tree to avoid colliding a taxi. Many were injured on the top deck of the bus, including a pair of tourists […]

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