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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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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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Fire Extinguisher Explosion Results in Construction Site Death

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One construction worker died, and another was seriously injured in a fire extinguisher explosion that occurred at a construction site in Chelsea, early in the morning on May 13. In another unfortunate twist of fate, a police cruiser responding to the call was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious injury to the driver of the other vehicle.

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Fan Sues Baseball Team After Being Struck in Head by T-Shirt Cannon

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On a summer day in June, a man was attending a Mets game with his kids, when he was suddenly hit in the face by a t-shirt launched from a t-shirt cannon. While this may sound amusing, the injury was anything but funny. The man was struck so hard by the t-shirt that he allegedly fell unconscious and suffered both a concussion and a detached retina as a result of the impact.

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Hit and Run Car Accidents

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According AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are increasing over the last couple of years. The current statistics show that a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the U.S. just about every 43 seconds.  Unfortunately, when dealing with a hit-and-run collision, it may be more difficult to recover through the use of legal remedies.

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Construction Worker Deaths and Injuries on the Rise in New York City

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“Construction has become the deadliest job in New York City,” claims a report from CBS New York, and the statistics show this isn’t just hyperbole. There have been 16 work-related accidents in construction in the past year in New York City, which is more than any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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The Perils of Slipping and Falling

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Every year, millions of Americans are sent to the hospital after slipping and falling, whether in their home, at work, out shopping, or elsewhere. While often seen as comical in TV shows and movies, slipping and falling is no laughing matter. It can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or people with certain medical conditions. It’s important to take slips and falls seriously, and to understand your legal rights available to you when they occur.

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Falling Object Law in New York

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When working on a construction site, workers are subject to many dangers.  With this in mind, New York has enacted strong laws to ensure the safety of its construction workers.  One of the more common dangers to construction workers is being struck by a falling object on the construction site.  Under New York State law, you may be entitled to compensation for these injuries.

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U.S. Traffic Fatalities Up 9% in the First Half of the Year

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CNNMoney reported that the National Safety Council (NSC) found that the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the first six months of 2016 was 9% higher than it was in the first half of 2015. The NSC reported that 19,100 people were killed from January 2016 to June 2016 — compared to 17,350 in the same six months last year — and 2.2 million were seriously injured. This year’s numbers were also higher than they were the same time two years ago, when there were 16,251 fatalities on the road.

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Boating Safety for the Summer

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Many people enjoy spending the warm summer days cooling off on the water in a boat.  The Coast Guard sponsored National Safe Boating Week 2015 between May 16-22 to promote boating safety awareness.  This year’s motto was “Wear It!” to encourage people to wear life jackets while boating.

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