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March 2019 Archives

Widow files suit in man's death from falling fire escape step

People tend to think of fire escapes as lifesaving devices that allow people to quickly escape from multi-floor buildings in the event of a fire or other disaster. But for one 58-year-old Garden City husband and father of three children, a freak accident involving a Soho fire escape was the cause of his untimely death last year.

New York files suit against federal agency over safety rules

Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) struck down the requirement that companies with at least 250 workers submit yearly employee illness and injury reports. The agency said the change was made due to concerns that sensitive employee information was being disclosed publicly.

The signs of whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries people sustain after a car accident. In the United States alone, approximately 1 million people suffer from whiplash every year, shares Naples Neurosurgery, a division of Neuroscience and Spine Associates. Between 25 and 40 percent of those people will never make a full recovery from their injury. 

Fatal bus collision likely caused by loose thermos

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believe they have determined the cause of a catastrophic bus collision that occurred in Flushing in September 2017. They believe the charter bus driver's metal thermos likely wedged itself against the pedals on the floorboard of the bus and prevented him from braking to avoid striking an MTA bus.

Hot dog vendor injured in Brooklyn by scaffolding material

The New York Post reported that a Brooklyn hotdog vendor recently suffered head injuries from falling scaffold material. The incident occurred on Monday, Feb. 18, at approximately 3:20 p.m. as the vendor stood beside his hotdog cart at the intersection of Elm Place and Fulton Street.

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