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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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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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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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