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New Law Will Prohibit Sale of Smoke Alarms with Replaceable Batteries

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Beginning April 1, stores in New York State will be prohibited under a new law from selling smoke alarms that use replaceable batteries (9 volt or other). According to a news report, stores will be allowed to sell only hard-wired alarms or ones that have a built-in, sealed, 10-year battery. According to Kidde North America, […]

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Faulty Smoke Alarms Were a Factor in Queens Fire That Left 8-year-old Boy Dead

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An 8-year-old boy was killed and at least six others were injured in a Queens fire, which officials said, was caused by a burning candle and lack of working smoke alarms that may have alerted residents. According to a report in The New York Times, the family was not alerted to the fire because the […]

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Two Fatal Fires Claim Three Lives in New York City

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Two separate fires that broke out over the weekend claimed three lives including two young girls, ages 7 and 9, and a 60-year-old paraplegic man in a wheelchair. According to news reports, the first incident occurred the night of Dec. 7 in the basement of a one-story house on East Hampton Boulevard at 56th Avenue […]

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Smoke Inhalation Injuries and Premises Liability

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Smoke inhalation occurs when we breathe in particles and gases discharged during a fire. According to the Burn Institute, more than half of all fire-related fatalities occur due to smoke inhalation. When a victim inhales smoke during a fire, there is the potential for oxygen deprivation as the smoke affects the lungs, causes inflammation and […]

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Fire at Trump Tower Leaves One Person Dead, Six Firefighters Injured

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A fire broke out at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Manhattan Saturday, April 7, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured. According to news report, the 67-year-old man who died was a resident of the building’s 50th floor. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and later died from his […]

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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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14 People Injured in Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire

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 Fourteen people were injured, including several children, in a three-alarm fire that broke out early in the morning on Oct. 16 at an apartment building in Borough Park, Brooklyn. According to a CBS New York news report, as the fire spread through the apartment building and burst through the roof, fire crews had two major […]

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Manhattan Subway Derailment Leaves Dozens Injured

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At least 39 people were injured in a subway train derailment of which 17 were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. According to an ABC news report, a southbound A train was just outside the 125th Street station in Harlem when the emergency brake automatically engaged. The train lurched forward and backward causing […]

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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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One Dead, Several Injured In New York City Apartment Building Fire

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 A deadly fire tore through a New York City apartment building early morning Oct. 27 killing one person and injuring at least a dozen others. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the fatal fire occurred in a five-story apartment building in the Yorkville neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The blaze […]

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