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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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