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One Killed, Three Injured in NYC Construction Accident

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A construction worker was killed, and three others were injured, in an accident at a construction site in New York City over the weekend. The accident occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at a building on E 36th Street near Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The building was being renovated by the workers at the time of their unfortunate accident. The accident is now under investigation by city inspectors, although no wrongdoing has been alleged.

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Three Workers Injured in Elevator Shaft Accident at Construction Site

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Three construction workers were injured on a construction site in mid-June after a platform inside an elevator shaft collapsed, according to a report by WABC. The three workers were subsequently taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing, and potential enforcement action is pending.

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Queens Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing into Porsche

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A Queens man riding a motorcycle on the Long Island Expressway has died after crashing into a Porsche. The crash took place early in the morning on June 15, when the driver of the motorcycle appears to have lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the car. Police are currently investigating the accident but have made no allegations of foul play.

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Man Drives Car Through Staten Island Home on Mother’s Day

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An elderly Staten Island woman got an unexpected, and unwanted, Mother’s Day surprise when a man drove his car through her home early in the morning. The man, driving a silver BMW 330i, crashed into her sunroom at high speed, causing significant damage to the structure and the car. Thankfully, however, neither the resident nor the driver was severely injured, although the driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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Police on Lookout for Queens Hit-and-Run Driver

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Queens Boulevard has long been known as one of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Queens, and unfortunately, another pedestrian found this out the hard way in late March. According to reports, a woman was attempting to cross the Boulevard early in the morning when she was struck by a driver. The woman was left in critical condition, and the police are currently on the lookout for the driver who hit her.

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School Bus Driver Charged in Fatal Accident

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A man driving a school bus has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care in the death of a ten-year old girl. The girl and her brother were walking to school when they were hit by the bus. They were both transported to the hospital where the girl was unfortunately pronounced dead.

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Strong Winds Blow Over Tree, Damaging Car and Power Lines

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On the evening of February 27, a tree was blown over in Queens as a result of strong winds. As the tree fell over, it collapsed on power lines, causing a localized blackout, while also crushing several cars beneath its mass. Although several homes are left without power and the area needed to be closed off as a result of a damaged utility pole, no injuries were reported as a result of the tree blowing over.

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More Energy Efficient Buildings Means Increased Risk of Falling Ice Injury

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As the weather becomes colder, it seems obvious that people should be more cautious of the potential hazards posed by ice and snow, particularly in New York City. This includes the risk of ice accumulating on rooftops and ledges, which then fall and injure anyone standing below. However, there’s one possible culprit contributing to a greater risk of falling ice injuries: energy efficient building construction.

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Six Pedestrians Killed by Drivers Over Two-Day Span in NYC

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Over the course of 48 hours across New York City in late December, six separate pedestrians were slain by drivers. The accidents occurred across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and involved victims ranging from 28 to 85 years old. While there isn’t a link between the deaths except for their timing, it is indicative of the gradual rise in pedestrian accidents and deaths across New York City over the past few years.

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The Importance of Informed Consent

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A medical professional is not supposed to perform any medical procedure, prescribe any medication, or administer any other treatment without the informed consent of a patient or their legal representative. Doing otherwise may not only be unethical, but also illegal, and can risk major harm to the patient. But what is informed consent and why is it such an important part of medical practice?

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