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NYC Motor Vehicle Accident Rate Went up in 2020

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The consequences of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are hard to understate. Not only has it had a massive impact on daily life and the economy, its effects have reverberated even into people’s driving habits. As a result, 2020 became the deadliest year for motor vehicle accidents in New York City in more than half a decade.

A Rise in Motor Vehicle Fatalities

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Four Common Sources of Workplace Injuries

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes stock of how many people are injured on the job every single year. Of those, they have identified four common culprits as the source of most workplace injuries, with all of them being particularly prominent in the field of construction. The four most common types of injuries, as described by OSHA, are as follows:

 

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Five Common Contributors to Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common forms of accidental injury in the United States. In New York alone, thousands of people every year are injured or killed as a result of an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle. These accidents, which are often preventable, become more likely depending on how drivers choose to act. Here are five common things drivers do that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident:

 

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Five Ways Negligence Can Lead to Accidents on Construction Sites

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All construction site owners and contractors are obligated to ensure conditions on the site are safe, and to take reasonable precautions against likely sources of harm. However, not everyone does what they are supposed to, and the result of their negligence is that construction workers are more likely to get hurt. Here are five ways in which negligence by construction site owners or contractors can result in accidents:

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Five Reasons for Caught-In/Between Accidents

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Although not as common as some other kinds of construction site accidents, so-called “caught-in/between” accidents are more frequent than most people think. These accidents occur where a worker is caught under a large, heavy object, or is caught inside such an object, such as might happen during a wall or floor collapse, or when being caught by machinery or equipment. It is the fourth most common cause of work-related fatalities on construction sites, ranking only beneath electrocutions, being struck by objects, and falling.

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A Car Accident Can Cost You Much More Than Your Car

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A car accident can happen at nearly any time, and for a variety of unpredictable reasons. You may get hit by a distracted or fatigued driver who simply loses focus for a moment or be unfortunate enough to come across an intoxicated driver who lacks the faculties to control their vehicle. You might collide with another vehicle on an icy or slippery road, or you might become the victim of a mechanical failure. Whatever the reason, a car accident can cost you much more than just your car.

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Beware the “Fatal Four” of Construction Accidents

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps track of all occupational injuries and deaths that occur on the job, and according to them, the deadliest of all professions is construction. The construction industry accounts for more than a fifth of all on-the-job accidents in the United States, with an average of twenty on-the-job fatalities every year in New York City alone. And in construction, most fatal accidents can be attributed to four causes, which OSHA has dubbed the “Fatal Four:” falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents.

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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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