Regrettably, your overall health and wellness have a tendency to deteriorate as you age. Eyesight and hearing often weaken over time, and you also become more susceptible to suffering serious injuries as your strength and muscle mass start to decline. In particular, your risk of suffering a serious injury after a slip or fall tends to spike as you age, with AgingCare.com reporting that one in three senior citizens takes a fall every year.
Electrical hazards at a construction site can expose people to shock, burns, fire, explosion, arc blasts or electrocution. The latter results when someone experiences a lethal amount of electrical energy. Like most electrical accidents, electrocution can be prevented by using safe work practices, and you can take several steps to protect yourself and others.
It's a nickname that no one would be proud to have in their neighborhood: the "Boulevard of Death". This nickname refers to a stretch of Queens Boulevard that has resulted in the death of over 185 people in the last quarter of a century. Almost 50 were killed or suffered from serious injuries from 2010 to 2014 alone.
New York has a unique law regarding workers who have been injured while on the job at construction sites. Under the Scaffold Law, property owners and general contractors are liable for injuries that occur on worksites involving scaffolding regardless of fault or negligence.
After a tragic pedestrian accident in the Bronx, one person was killed and two were critically injured. The accident occurred when a New York taxi ran into a group of individuals waiting at a bus stop. The pedestrian accident is still under investigation, and it is unclear whether the taxi driver will face criminal charges.
A serious accident recently occurred in Binghamton, and the driver is now facing criminal charges. The 22-year-old ran into a pedestrian, causing the 20-year-old pedestrian to suffer a severe injury to her leg. The driver is now facing a New York DWI charge, and it is unclear if she will be facing additional charges following the pedestrian accident.
A woman, age 46, was critically injured after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Nov. 5 in Brooklyn. A photo of the car that reportedly was involved in the accident has been released by police.
According to a report, an auto-pedestrian accident in Rochester on Oct. 19 injured two men. Rochester police believe that a drunken driver caused the crash. The police stated that the accident occurred at about 2 a.m. when a 21-year-old Fairport woman driving eastbound on Park Avenue apparently lost control of her vehicle and struck a pair of men who were walking eastbound on a sidewalk. The pedestrians, who were both 23-years-old, were not seriously injured in the accident.
Two individuals were injured in an incident in Manhattan on Oct. 6 when a taxi cab struck a pedestrian before crashing into two commercial spaces in an Upper East Side building. The accident was still under investigation, and police are not yet saying what caused the cab driver to leave the road.
A crash in Central Park on Sept. 18 killed a 58-year-old woman and wife of CBS Television Stations' senior vice president. The pedestrian died after suffering severe head injuries from being hit by a bicyclist in New York City.