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Fire in Queens Apartment Without Working Smoke Alarms Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

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A 50-year-old man was killed and two others were injured in a fire that broke out in a Queens apartment with smoke alarms that didn’t work. According to NBC New York, flames broke out on the fifth floor of the residential building on Elmhurst Avenue early morning on July 29. Three people suffered smoke inhalation […]

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12 People Injured in Bronx Apartment Fire

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A 4-year-old child and a 19-year-old suffered critical burn injuries in a fire that raced through an apartment building in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx early morning on Sunday, June 9. According to a report in the New York Post, the child and teen suffered second- and third-degree burn injuries. The child was rushed […]

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Six People Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire Since 2017

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Six people, including four children, were killed in an apartment fire that ripped through a Harlem building. According to a report in The New York Times, officials said the fire started on the kitchen stove of a three-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment and quickly engulfed it. None of the six occupants in the apartment survived their injuries, […]

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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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Five Things to Know about Smoke Inhalation Injuries

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Smoke inhalation occurs when you breathe in harmful, often toxic, smoke from burning materials and gases. In the event of a fire, the smoke inhalation by victims often leads to fatal injuries rather than the burns. This is because the smoke a person inhales in a fire may contain chemicals such as carbon monoxide or […]

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12 People Killed in Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

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 At least 12 people were fatally injured as a fire swept through an apartment building in the Bronx the evening of Dec. 28. According to news reports, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the “worst fire tragedy in this city in at least a quarter century.” The victims ranged in age from […]

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Four Things to Know About Hot Water Burn Injuries

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 We often talk about burn injuries that are suffered in fires. But, not many of us realize that burn injuries caused by scalding or hot water can be as harmful if not lethal. According to the American Burn Association, more than 500,000 scalding burn injuries occur annually in the United States. The two highest risk […]

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Radiator Blast Leaves Two Children Dead in the Bronx

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 Investigators are looking into what caused a radiator steam blast that left two young children, ages 1 and 2, dead in an apartment in the Bronx. According to an ABC7 news report, the young girls were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead after suffering fatal burn injuries due to hot steam exposure. […]

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Seven People Injured in Queens Apartment Fire

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 Seven victims were injured, one seriously, in a Queens apartment fire. According to an NBC New York report, the fire tore through three floors of a six-story apartment building. The early morning fire started on the fourth floor of 157-11 Sanford Avenue in Murray Hill. The fire soon spread to the fifth and sixth floors. […]

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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Secures $750,000 Settlement for Burn Victim

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 The New York personal injury law firm of Kenneth A. Wilhelm helped a hot water burn victim secure $750,000 in damages from the apartment’s property owner and property manager. Our law firm helped the injured woman file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner and the company that managed her Brooklyn apartment building. The […]

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