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Worker Fatally Injured in Chelsea Explosion

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A worker was killed in an explosion when a fire extinguisher burst inside a United States Postal Service facility in Chelsea, close to a construction site. According to a report in the Gothamist, the man was recharging fire extinguishers inside the Morgan General Mail Facility postal building at 341 Ninth Avenue when the explosion occurred. […]

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Archdiocese of New York Fined over Dangerous Facade

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The Archdiocese of New York is facing a fine from the city for failing to put protective measures in place and safeguard the public from a building facade that was flagged as dangerous. According to a report in The Union Journal, the Archdiocese of New York owns this hotel – The Lotte New York Palace […]

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New York City Construction Sites Hit by Surprise Worksite Inspections

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New York City Department of Buildings officials have been conducting surprise inspections at worksites in a move to tighten their oversight after a recent surge in construction accidents. According to a report in The New York Times, this is coming at a time when New York City is undergoing its biggest building boom in more […]

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Tree Falls on Young Trick-or-Treater Causing Broken Bone Injuries

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A young girl who was trick-or-treating in Westchester County suffered broken bones after a tree fell on her. According to an NBC New York news report, the girl, around 9 or 10 years old, was walking in her New Rochelle neighborhood on Halloween night when a massive tree suddenly fell due to gusting winds, pinning […]

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New Data Shows Ambulance Crews Are at High Risk for Injuries

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Emergency medical technicians or EMTs and paramedics, who provide basic and advanced life support services, have one of the most dangerous and injury-prone jobs in the country. This is according to researchers and federal workplace safety data that was recently released, which shows these emergency responders suffer injuries requiring treatment in the emergency room at […]

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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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Five Common Hidden Car Accident Injuries

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Victims of car accidents tend to suffer a number of different types of injuries. While some of these injuries have fairly visible symptoms, there are others that are not apparent right away. Symptoms for these injuries may sneak up on victims days or even weeks after the auto accident. In the aftermath of a car […]

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Do Injuries Become Apparent Right After a Car Accident?

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Car accidents are traumatic events. Like any other traumatic event, it can send you into a state of shock soon afterward, regardless of whether the incident was a “minor fender bender” or a devastating crash. When you are involved in a car accident, your body generates adrenaline and endorphins. When this happens, your brain may […]

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Legislators Demand Tougher Laws on NYC Double Decker Tour Buses

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 A state lawmaker recently raised concerns about double-decker tour buses operating in New York City and argued that tougher regulations are needed to protect tourists, pedestrians and other motorists. According to a CBS New York news report, Democratic State Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan urged the state to strengthen its rules for such tourist vehicles. […]

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Study Says Older Workers are at Greater Risk of Accidental Death

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 Fatalities that occur on the job for older construction workers are at a much higher rate than workers overall, even at a time when workplace deaths are on the decrease. This is according to an Associated Press report which is spotting this trend – one that is particularly alarming as more and more baby boomers […]

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