Archive: Accident

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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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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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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According to a recent CBS news report, construction accidents and deaths are on the rise in New York City. “The number of construction workers and the frequency of fatalities has skyrocketed,” says one public advocate seeking to have regulators crack…

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New York considers itself to be a sanctuary city. As The New Yorker explains, this means that New York City leaders, from Mayor Bill de Blasio on down, have pledged to protect their undocumented immigrants. Not surprisingly, the Trump administration…

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motorcycle

New York City streets and roads can be very deadly places for motorcyclists. According to New York police records, 15 motorcyclists have been killed in accidents so far in 2017, up from 10 during the same time period in 2016….

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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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condiciones de trabajo inseguras

We all have the right to work in a safe environment, free of hazards and with the necessary equipment to avoid putting our lives at risk. Unfortunately, work accidents often occur because this right is not protected, the necessary precautions…

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home heating

Fall marks the beginning of one of the most beautiful seasons in New York, but also the beginning of colder and shorter days. Winter is weeks away, but most of the people living in the city have already turned their…

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