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Broken Pipe in NYCHA Queensbridge Apartment leaks Steam and Burns Child

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An 8-year-old girl was burned when a pipe burst in her Queens apartment that is run by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). According to a report in the New York Post, the girl suffered injuries when a pipe in the apartment spewed scalding steam on her hand and had to be hospitalized after […]

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Manhattan Construction Site Workers Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Nine workers were treated after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a residential construction site in Manhattan. According to a WABC news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of Feb. 5 at East 29th Street and Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District. The FDNY received a call about a worker feeling dizzy, and crews who responded […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About New York Bus Accidents

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Bus accidents often cause major if not catastrophic or fatal injuries for those who are involved. Numerous buses operating even today lack seatbelts and other types of restraints, and as a result passengers tend to suffer significant injuries, especially when they get thrown around inside the bus or because they get ejected from the bus […]

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Victims of Sexual Abuse Now Have a Chance to Seek Justice with Passage of Child Victims Act

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Victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York have been asking lawmakers for a chance to seek and obtain justice. According to a report in The New York Times, powerful interests including insurance companies, private schools and leaders in the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Jewish communities have repeatedly blocked these efforts. However, in […]

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Study Finds Drivers Are Still Being Distracted by Their Cell Phones

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A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that warning motorists about the dangers of handling a phone while driving simply haven’t discouraged them from doing so. According to Consumer Reports, based on its observations of nearly 12,000 real-world drivers in Northern Virginia, IIHS estimated the number of drivers using cell […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils Plan to Curb Child Lead Poisoning in New York City

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The city has recently introduced a plan to ensure that private landlords do not expose children to lead poisoning. According to a report in the New York Daily News, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eradicate lead exposure in New York focuses primarily on private landlords as 97 percent of children exposed to lead paint […]

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Mother Carrying Child in Stroller Takes Fatal Fall Down Subway Stairs in Midtown Manhattan

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A 22-year-old woman died when she fell down a flight of subway stairs in Midtown Manhattan while carrying her baby daughter in a stroller. According to a report in The New York Times, the Connecticut woman fell in the Seventh Avenue subway station at 53rd Street the night of Jan. 28. She was unconscious and […]

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The Danger of Falling Off Scaffolds and Ladders at Construction Sites

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Falls from scaffolds have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. If you work in the construction industry, you know that despite the dangers associated with heavy machinery and equipment, the greatest danger faced by construction workers is falls. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading […]

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Woman Rescued After Getting Stuck in Manhattan Townhouse Elevator

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A woman was trapped in a Manhattan building elevator over the weekend before firefighters eventually rescued her on the morning of Jan. 28. According to an NBC New York news report, the woman was an employee of the building owners of the Upper East Side townhouse building on East 65th Street near Madison Avenue, a […]

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Two People Killed in New York Truck Accident

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Two people were killed in a truck accident in Rochester the morning of Jan. 18. According to a news report in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the fatal truck accident occurred when a tractor-trailer going east on state Route 104 left the roadway and traveled down an embankment into Hudson Avenue hitting a light pole […]

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