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According to the American Burn Association, 3,275 Americans died from fire and/or smoke inhalation in 2016. Of these, 2,745 of the fires occurred in homes, 310 in vehicle crashes, and 220 in other locations, such as the workplace. The ABA…

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Accidents are not uncommon in New York. Sadly, neither are crimes and acts of violence. When someone’s negligence or wrongful conduct results in someone else’s death, the decedent’s grieving family members often file a wrongful death suit against the person…

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Asbestosis is a lung scarring and inflammation disease suffered by construction and other workers who are exposed to asbestos-containing products and materials as part of their jobs. As defined by the Medical Dictionary, asbestosis is not only chronic, meaning ever-present,…

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If you read last week’s article on the risks construction workers and their families face for exposure to asbestos, you know that this is a widespread concern. The main reason for concern is that when people unknowingly breathe in microscopic…

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. Known for its excellent resistance to heat, flame, and electricity, it was extensively mined for decades for use in thousands of consumer and construction products. Beginning in the 1960s, however, scientists discovered that when…

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Slipping and falling sounds like such a minor thing. You trip over something or otherwise lose your balance, fall down, get up, and go on with your life. No big deal – or is it? Actually, a fall can be…

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Over 120 pedestrians die each year while walking on New York City’s crowded sidewalks or crossing equally crowded streets, but 2017 has been a particularly brutal year for NYC pedestrians. As reported by the Slatest, in October, a terrorist deliberately…

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Nine people are killed every day in the United States and more than 1,000 people are injured due to distracted driving. So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which adds that sending or reading a text while driving…

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For most New York City residents, riding in an elevator is part of daily life. Whether at home in a high-rise apartment building or condominium, getting to work, getting to an upper floor of a store, or visiting a doctor,…

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Five pedestrians were injured earlier this month when a sidewalk shed collapsed onto a SoHo street in New York City. Pix11.com reported that the sidewalk shed, also called scaffolding, had been in front of a 12-story commercial office building before…

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