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Manhole Explosions in NYC Threaten Public Safety

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During the past decade, New York City residents have suffered serious injuries and endured dangerous power failures after fires and explosions have erupted underneath manhole covers. For example, in February of 2021, Manhattan cars and storefronts were damaged around the time the Fire Department received calls about smoke coming from multiple manholes. Soon, one of the manholes exploded, cutting off power to area buildings - and filling some of them with carbon monoxide gas. And back in February of 2015, a man was struck in the head by a flying manhole cover in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. Days later, he was...

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Tenants Can Suffer Serious or Deadly Injuries In Case Of Ceiling Collapses

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Every year or two, headlines reveal the devastating and sometimes fatal injuries that New York City residents and others suffer due to roof and ceiling collapses. In many cases, local officials or landlords were aware of the impending dangers. When these events unfold, those harmed can usually bring a personal injury or premises liability lawsuit to recover money to compensate them for their injuries. Our past ceiling or roof collapse clients have been forced to cope with concussions and other major head injuries, damage to their necks and backs, deep lacerations, and various types of bone fractures. While undergoing surgeries, treatments,...

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Why Personal Protective Equipment Often Fails to Fully Protect Workers

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Construction site supervisors have a legal duty to their workers to carefully choose the most effective personal protective equipment PPE for every project. Maintaining a safe working environment not only helps to complete projects on time – it prevents workers from suffering serious injuries or deaths. What is personal protective equipment? Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety...

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Useful Tips for Evaluating Safety on Your NYC Construction Site Job

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Far too often, New York City construction workers must tell their project supervisors and managers when basic safety standards are not being met. Although this places an unfair burden on workers eager to keep their jobs, alerting supervisors to serious OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) violations can help greatly reduce injuries and save lives. During daily or weekly construction site training sessions or meetings, supervisors have a duty to remind all workers of the most common safety violations – and provide further learning material by placing OSHA safety posters near check-in areas (or timeclocks) and locker areas. All construction workers (and...

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MTA Fatal Collision Ruled Not Criminal

This story is new as it happened on April 5, 2018. There was a fatal train collision that happened south of the Beacon Train Station. The accident has been ruled not criminal, according to Nancy Gamerman. She is a spokesperson for Metro-North. The train was scheduled to arrive at the Beacon Station at 12:08 p.m. The train hit an unidentified victim at 12:24 p.m. The incident left one person dead, and it appears to have involved an unauthorized person who was on the train tracks. The captain of the Metropolitan Transit Authority police, Jennifer Kelly, said that there were six officers who were...

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Virtual Reality Therapy Helps the Disabled Improve Their Health

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Recreational therapists are currently helping many disabled veterans and other patients by teaching them to use virtual reality “goggles” during treatment sessions. Once people can “see” or virtually experience enjoyable activities, they begin to realize that they can still set new goals for their lives and move forward with greater optimism. General accident victims can also benefit from using this type of equipment Whether you have lost the use of an arm or leg due to a terrible car accident or a bad fall at work, virtual reality (VR) therapy might be able to help you regain some physical skills -- and...

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Self-Driving Cars Could be Legal Matter

As self-driving cars come closer to being a reality for more people, the legal issues relating to these cars are being talked about more and more. Deadly crashes involving Tesla inc and Uber Technologies vehicles have made this problem very real for lawyers. Many auto industry lawyers gathered this month for a conference about the issue. The American Bar Association also held a conference just a few miles from the scene of a fatal accident involving an Uber test vehicle. The crash has put pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to make sure that the technologies they are using are safe. It appears...

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How workers compensation lawyers can help?

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You went to work every day to support your family. Your income helped to pay the bills and put food on the table. But, in an unexpected moment, this changed because you became injured on the job. Work done on the job has its share of rewards but can also pose unique medical and financial challenges in the wake of a serious on-the-job injury explain the worker's compensation lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. It's understandable to have many questions when this happens. How will you support your family if you are the primary...

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New York City Police Brutality: Its Origins & Key Elements

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American society needs properly trained and responsible police officers to protect the public against crime and other dangerous elements. However, officers are never entitled to abuse their power by using any level of excessive or unreasonable force to manage or control a situation. When excessive force isn’t justified by the surrounding circumstances, a victim can often file a successful claim for police brutality. Acting as government agents, police officers can and should be held responsible for their unlawful actions. Brief review of historical events that likely gave rise to police brutality Whether you consult more conservative sources of information – or more activist-oriented...

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The Dangerous Increase in NYC Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Too many careless drivers are now either speeding or street racing on New York City roadways. This odd behavior poses a major threat to the safety of those on foot or riding bicycles. It also robs all New Yorkers of the chance to quietly stroll down city streets while going to pick up groceries – or simply get some much-needed exercise. Those breaking the law while speeding need to find more mature ways to cope with their frustrations. The New York Times states in one article that speeds have risen by 288% in one section of town. After reviewing several speeding accidents...

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