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NYC 5th Annual Deck and Porch Safety Inspection Program

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During the warm months, many people like to spend time outdoors.  It can be very enjoyable to spend time on your deck or porch after a long day at work, or during a relaxing weekend.  For many people, the deck or porch is an extension of the home and can be a place to dine, spend time with family and friends, or read a book.  However, a porch or deck that is not properly maintained can present a safety hazard to anyone who walks on it, including guests, delivery service people, children, pets, and other members of the household.  In fact, New York City has a law stating that homeowners are

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Hoverboard Hype Could Land You in the Hospital

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The hoverboard may have been the go-to gift this holiday season but it’s costing its owners more than just the price tag. Many are calling to question the safety of the electric, two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter as the number of injury reports associated with the product continues to rise. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) there have been 70 reported emergency room visits due to hoverboards since August 2015. Additionally, CPSC launched an investigation into 22 reports of hoverboard fires in 17 states. 

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New York Times Article Sheds Light on the Construction Site Safety Violations that Caused “Completely Avoidable” Fatal Accidents

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It has been widely publicized in the media that the rate of death and injury at construction sites has risen dramatically over the last two years.  A recent New York Times expose has shed light on the matter after two years of investigations.  According to the Times, although the rate of building has increased throughout the city by 11% in the last fiscal year, the 52% inc

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Recovering Compensation for Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries are a serious matter that can cause devastating effects such as long-term health issues, disfigurement and even death.  According to the American Burn Association, each year 3,400 individuals die due to burn injuries.  The majority of these deaths occur due to residential fires.  Other causes included motor vehicle accidents, flames, smoke inhalation, scalding and electrocution.  The American Burn Association has also estimated that while 44% of admissions to burn centers result from fire or flame burns, wet or moist heat is also a risk factor causing 33% of injuries. 

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Gas Stove Injuries

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Recently, in Brooklyn, a gas explosion occurred in an apartment building, killing one and injuring thirteen.  An additional occupant of the building remains missing.  It is suspected that a gas stove caused the incident.  According to the results of a preliminary investigation, investigators believe that that gas line was disconnected, leading to the explosion.

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Fire Rages through Bronx Neighborhood Engulfing Three Homes

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On the afternoon of July 30, 2014, a fast-moving fire ripped through the Wakefield section of the Bronx, spreading from one residence and then to two others next door.

Neighbors first called 911 around 1:55 p.m. when they noticed white smoke coming from a nearby house in. Multiple people were seen escaping from the enflamed residences, including several children. An elderly woman was heroically assisted by neighbors as they were able to escort her away from her engulfed home.

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