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Toddler Dies in a Window Fall Accident at Brooklyn Apartment Complex

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A 2-year-old boy died from his injuries after falling out of a sixth floor window at a Brooklyn apartment complex. According to a CBS New York news report, the incident occurred the morning of Sept. 23. Police said the boy’s parents were sleeping inside the apartment on Eldert Lane when the toddler fell out a […]

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Report Shows New York City Housing Authority Failed to Maintain Roofs

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A new Comptroller’s report has found that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) failed to properly maintain its roofs and wasted millions of dollars on repairs because staffers had no clue they were covered under warranty. According to a report in the New York Post, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said NYCHA “is […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) Elevator Strands HUD Official

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An elevator at the Frederick Douglass Houses owned by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (Projects) briefly trapped a senior administrator with the Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A recent news report in TheRealDeal.com describes the incident at the Manhattan building as the result of the emergency stop button in the elevator being accidentally […]

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One Dead Five Others Sickened After Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Bronx Building

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One person has died and five others have been sickened after all were exposed to carbon monoxide in a two-story home in Fordham in the Bronx. According to a News 12 report, officials said there was a gas leak at the home on Walton Avenue the night of Jan. 19. Fire officials said carbon monoxide […]

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What Causes Stairway Accidents?

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Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents are a common occurrence – be it at home, in the workplace or on public or private property that are most commonly visited such as shops, restaurants, hospitals, etc. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), falls are the second greatest cause of […]

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Preventing Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Accidents with Good Stairway Design

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                                Each year, 8 million people or more are treated for fall-related injuries. In fact, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal, unintentional injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

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Man Injured by Stairway Collapse Reaches Settlement with Property Owner

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 A Connecticut man was awarded a $375,000 settlement after falling 10 feet from a stairway in his apartment complex that collapsed because the steps had become rusted. According to a report on Law.com, the 57-year-old man broke his kneecap, upper leg and left shoulder as he took a fall at the apartment complex in May […]

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Nail Salon Worker Injured After East Village Sidewalk Collapse

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 A woman was seriously injured after the sidewalk collapsed under her feet in front of the nail salon in East Village where she works. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the ground suddenly gave way in front the salon on East 4th Street near First Avenue. The employee was getting ready […]

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Bounce House Injuries Are On the Rise

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 Injuries involving bounce houses have significantly increased in recent years, according to a report by Stateline and The Boston Globe. The article gives the example of a recent incident at a Halloween farm in Nashua, New Hampshire, where a gust of wind caused a bounce house to become airborne severely injuring two toddlers. While inflatable […]

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Manhattan Subway Escalator Accident Injures Woman

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 An accident at the 34th Street-Herald Square station in Midtown Manhattan seriously injured a woman on an escalator. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the mid-morning incident occurred as the woman was walking on an escalator between the platform and the mezzanine at the subway. FDNY officials stated that the woman […]

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