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demolition

Demolition work involves unique hazards that make this kind of job particularly dangerous. Due to the nature of the work, demolition-related accidents can have severe consequences on the health of construction workers. As many of these hazards are associated with…

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walk on ice

The recent blizzard left New York’s streets completely covered with snow and ice. This makes walking on them very dangerous, especially for children and seniors. For that reason, today we want to share several safety tips listed by SafeBee.com that…

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drowsy driving

According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving is the combination of driving and sleepiness. This occurs when a driver of a vehicle has not slept enough, has untreated sleep disorders, is being treated with medications, or faces…

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carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is known as the “invisible killer,” because it’s a colorless and odorless gas created when fuels like gasoline, wood, natural gas, or oil, burn incompletely. A carbon monoxide leak can be extremely dangerous and sometimes fatal. At home, the…

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New York’s population is aging and many families will eventually have to confront the decision of selecting the right nursing home for a loved one. New York City has one million residents 65 and older, representing 12 percent of its…

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Crossing a busy intersection in New York City can feel like running a gauntlet of cars, trucks, taxis, and other pedestrians converging from multiple directions at once. Even when pedestrians have a walk signal, some motorists fail to yield at…

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According to OSHA, trenching and excavation can be among the most hazardous construction activities. Excavation is defined as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the ground’s surface. A trench is defined as a thin underground excavation that is…

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Winter in New York can bring snow and ice — and occasionally serious slip-and-fall accidents on icy surfaces that may cause life-threatening injuries for their victims. Establishing who is responsible for an accident of this type is a key step…

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According to EMedicineHealth, thermal burns are caused by any hot or heated source or from chemical reactions that release heat. These include burns caused by flames, scalding, electrical burns, and radiation burns. Thermal burns are very common, especially in children,…

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Common Causes of Elevator Accidents

According to FiveThirtyEight, there are more than 76,000 elevators in the New York metropolitan area. And as they are considered one of the safest forms of transportation, we tend to take for granted that the ones we use every day…

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