Archive: Injuries

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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Earlier this year, a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) found not only that New York construction fatalities are on the rise, but also that many construction companies consistently violate code requirements and regulations….

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On any given day in New York City, more than 300 cranes are operating as the NYC construction boom continues. So says DNAinfo.com, a neighborhood news and information site. They also report that although the Department of Buildings has issued…

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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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Burns are some of the most painful and traumatic situations that a person can find themselves in. Victims and family members of victims are often left confused and afraid about what their next course of action should be following the…

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The “Fast and Furious” movies may have grossed well over $2 billion globally, but the New York City street racing scene that inspired them is 100 percent illegal. Speeding, racing and reckless driving are all crimes that carry penalties, as…

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New York City is always changing. There are always new buildings going up, old ones to repair and new projects in the pipelines. Unfortunately, the construction workers who make the city what it is and will be, often work in…

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For most people escalators save a bit of time or exertion — riding one is typically inconsequential — and when they don’t work they’re temporarily stairs to the able-bodied among us. However, mechanical failures, abrupt reversals and falls cause escalator…

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The fourth worst intersection in Queens is located in the densely populated neighborhood of Rego Park, one block from Queens Boulevard, the Boulevard of Death and adjacent to the Rego Park Center, a shopping mall. The intersection of 63rd Road…

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According to the Associated Press, environmental groups and Common Cause, a government watchdog operation, are challenging the results of a recent investigation that was completed concerning fracking. The study was conducted in New York, where professionals determined whether there was…

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