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An Oneida County Woman has Been Charged with DWI, Manslaughter

A woman from Oneida County has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and a DWI. The woman was from Blossvale, and she was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter as well as driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. She was charged with these after a two-car accident that occurred on February 26. This information comes from Utica police. The woman who has been charged was Jennifer L. Prichard, a 43-year-old. She turned herself into the Utica police and was then charged. According to police, Pritchard was driving her vehicle when she crossed over the double yellow lines. This happened on Oriskany Street...

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3 People From Massachusetts Killed in NY Car Accident

In February, there was a car crash that occurred in Upstate New York. In this accident, three people from Massachusetts were killed in the crash. Police responded to the accident on the New York State Thruway in Verona. They were reported to have responded to the accident at about 10:30 in the morning. The accident claimed the lives of three victims. The victims were Maria Braga, who is an 81-year-old woman from Fall River. David M. Botelho a 73-year-old woman of Westport. And, Isabel Botelho, a 72-year-old-woman from Westport. The driver of this vehicle was Joao Braga was an 81-year-old from Fall...

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Controversial Scaffold Law in New York Under Critical Eye

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health published findings on worksite safety in the state based on a year of data and research that comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the New York City Department of Buildings. This study found that the state as a whole had a higher fatality rate than New York City. The NYC Scaffold Safety Law requires contractors to provide all of their workers with proper safety equipment while they are working on high-rises. This law says that if a worker doesn’t receive this safety equipment and...

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Construction Worker Deaths in New York on Rise

Construction Worker Deaths in New York on Rise

Construction worker fatalities are on the rise in New York. These fatalities are continuing to rise as rampant safety violations continue to be a problem. This information comes from an annual report that was released by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. According to this report, fatal injuries in the industry of construction have increased across the state to 71 in 2016. This is up from 50 in 2014. But, construction worker deaths in New York City did decrease from 28 to 21. The study found that the leading cause of deaths was from falls. They accounted for...

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Update on Officer-Related Crash, Investigation Could Take Time

Update on Officer-Related Crash, Investigation Could Take Time

This post gives a quick update on a story reported on earlier this week. In Buffalo, New York, an accident involving a Buffalo police officer lead to the death of one pedestrian. According to the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, they will need 30 days to finish their report on the fatal crash. This crash involved a police officer. This information comes from the Buffalo Police Captain. The victim was Susan Lotempio. She was a 64-year-old woman who was walking along Hertel Avenue at around 6:30 in the morning. While walking, she was hit by the vehicle the police officer...

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School Bus Crash in Veteran Leads to One Fatality

School Bus Crash in Veteran Leads to One Fatality

In early March 2018, one man was killed in a car accident that involved a car colliding with a school bus. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of state Route 13 and Sullivanville Road. This happened in the Town of Veteran. This information came from the New York State Police at Horseheads. The person who died, Josephine Roemmelt, an 88-year-old from Horseheads, was driving on West Sullivanville Road and failed to stop at the stop sign. Her SUV hit the bus, which was from the Horseheads Central School District. This information also comes from the state police. Roemmelt was...

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Cohoes Man Dead After Waterford Bridge Crash

man dead after crash on Waterford Bridge

On March 15, 2018, a Cohoes man died after a collision on Waterford Bridge. The man was 38-years-old. He died after a head-on collision that occurred on the Cohoes-Waterford Bridge on a Thursday morning. The collision happened at around 5:42 a.m. This information comes from Mayor Shawn Morse. The car was going southbound on the bridge when it collided with a truck that was going northbound on the bridge, the mayor said. The reason why the vehicles hit each other is not known. An accident reconstruction team is still working to piece together what happened and the details of the incident. The bridge...

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Warehouse Worker Dead After Being Crushed by Marble Slab

warehouse worker crushed to death in Queens

In Long Island City, Queens, a man was killed after being crushed to death by a marble slab. The incident occurred on March 20th, 2018. The man was a Long Island City worker, and he was crushed by a large marble slab while in a warehouse on Friday. This information was given by authorities to news sources. The victim was a 50-year-old man. He became trapped under the stone, and he received severe trauma to his neck area, officials had this to say. Medics came to the scene, and they pronounced him dead at the scene. This incident was reported to authorities...

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One Dead and Eight Hurt After Drugged Driver Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash

A pickup truck driver was charged with a DWI at an area hospital after the incident occurred. On March 31st, 2018, a drugged driver hit a minivan on the Long Island Expressway and then crossed the median and hit several other vehicles. The crash killed one woman and caused injury to eight others.  The highway was closed for hours after the incident, police said. Many people injured in the crash were sent to Stony Brook University Hospital, and their injuries ranged from minor to severe. One woman was pronounced dead at the hospital, said the police. The crash occurred at the 68...

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