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Debris from Queens Building Fatally Strikes Pedestrian

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A 67-year-old woman died after she was hit by a plywood piece that blew off a Queens building the morning of Jan. 16. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the woman was walking down Main Street near 41st Road in Flushing when she was hit by the thin 3-foot-by-2-foot piece of […]

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Trucking Companies Grapple with Surging Truck Insurance Rates

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Truck insurance costs are soaring and it’s taking a toll on the trucking business, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reports that underwriters have been ratcheting up the cost of liability coverage to recoup losses as “nuclear” accident payouts of $10 million or more increase. Trucking companies were hit with […]

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Woman Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Private Sanitation Truck in Brooklyn

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A 67-year-old Brooklyn woman died from her injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident. The victim was hit by a private sanitation truck, which officials said fled the scene of the crash. According to a CBS New York news report, the fatal collision occurred early morning on Jan. 16 when the woman was struck and dragged […]

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NYC Building Inspectors Lock Horns with Landlords Over Facade Fixes

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Building inspectors are cracking down on hundreds of building owners who have been dragging their feet correcting unsafe-façade citations. The building owners must install scaffolding or face intervention by the city, which would then install its own sidewalk shed. According to Crain’s New York, these enforcement efforts come about a month after a 60-year-old architect […]

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Sanitation Truck Fatally Injures Boy in Queens

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A 10-year-old boy was killed in a Queens pedestrian accident after he was struck by a New York City Department of Sanitation truck while crossing the street with his mother. According to a report on Gothamist.com, the incident occurred at the corner of 57th Avenue and 97th Street when the driver pulling out of a […]

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Good Samaritans Rescue Child from Pit Bull in Rockland County

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A loose pit bull raced into the front yard of a home in Spring Valley in Rockland County and attacked a 1-year-old child causing injuries not just to the child, but also to two brave men who rescued the baby. According to news reports, the child could have suffered fatal injuries if the two men […]

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Ikea to Pay Parents of Toddler Crushed by Dresser $46 Million

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Furniture retailer Ikea has agreed to pay a $46 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a California toddler. The boy was crushed to death by a recalled dresser that toppled over. According to a report in The New York Times, the tragic incident occurred on May 24, 2017 when […]

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Manhattan Pedestrian’s Death Spurs Safety Requirements for Building Facades

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New York City has ordered 220 building owners and property managers to take protective steps such as installing sidewalk sheds. The requirement comes just weeks after a woman was killed by a piece of a façade that fell from a 17-story building near Times Square in Manhattan. According to a report in The Wall Street […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) Lagging Behind on Lead Paint Checks in Public Housing Units

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects) is falling behind carrying out its lead paint inspections, the New York Post reports. According to the Post, officials have inspected only 28,000 out of 137,000 apartments that they promised to check for the toxic substance, which poses a serious risk of lead poisoning, particularly for […]

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Five People Killed in Horrific Pileup on Pennsylvania Turnpike

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A major traffic accident involving three tractor-trailers, a tour bus and a passenger vehicle left five people dead and injured at least 60 others on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. According to a CNN report, the crash occurred during the early morning hours on Jan. 5 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township southeast of Pittsburgh. […]

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