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Young Girl Falls Down Elevator Shaft in Manhattan

A 12-year old girl suffered a traumatic experience just last month. She fell over 30 feet down an elevator shaft in Manhattan. Samaritans at the scene told reporters she was lying motionless on her back at the bottom of the shaft and the elevator was immediately taken out of service to avoid crushing the little girl. The Manhattan elevator accident was the first of its kind this year and though the girl suffered numerous injuries, she survived the fall and is recovering from her ordeal.

Witnesses say the girl was in the lobby of the co-op at 41 Crosby Street in SoHo with her mother when she plunged an estimated 35 feet from the ground floor into the subbasement of the building. Firefighters responded immediately but had a difficult time rescuing the girl because of the tight confines at the bottom of the elevator shaft. She was eventually extracted and taken to Bellevue hospital with multiple serious injuries.

Construction and Manufacturing Lead Job-Related Eye Injuries and Vision Loss

Job-related eye injuries are a common cause of vision loss in New York City. Vision loss includes full or partial blindness and what is often described as "legal" blindness. But which New Yorkers are at the highest risk?

Gas Leak Which Caused Harlem Explosion Highlights City-Wide Danger

The gas leak which likely caused the massive explosion in Harlem last month which killed eight and injured at least sixty people may highlight a city-wide problem for Con-Ed. Old, outdated, and unsafe gas pipelines crisscross the city's underground and could cause more explosions in New York City at any time.

Elderly Cyclist Killed in Brooklyn Auto Accident--Sheds Light on "Problem Areas"

In May, a Brooklyn motor vehicle accident claimed the life of a well-loved father and friend. 74-year old Mai Zhang was struck and killed while riding his bicycle along Benson Avenue in Brooklyn. The driver of the Nissan SUV involved in the accident and a doctor who happened to be passing by attempted to save the man but Zhang's injuries proved too much. He was pronounced dead when EMTs arrived. The NYPD did not be press charges, saying that no "criminality" was involved in the case.

Accident on Williamsburg Subway Stairs Leaves Grandmother Bedridden, Unable to Communicate

In 2008, a tragic accident on the subway stairs resulted in a 61-year old Williamsburg grandmother lying at the bottom of the stairs, bleeding from her brain. Days later, seizures wracked her body as she lay in a Bellevue Hospital bed, slowly stealing her ability to communicate with loved ones and leaving her bedridden, totally dependent on others for care.

Apartment Complex Explosion Result of Gas Leak

Authorities have zeroed in on a gas leak as the cause for the massive explosion in East Harlem that levelled two buildings earlier last week. Over sixty residents were injured in the blast and rescue; recovery workers have recovered seven individuals who were killed in the explosive apartment complex accident and two individuals are still unaccounted for. Witnesses reported smelling the odor of natural gas at least fifteen minutes before the explosion. Reports show that a Con Ed team was nearby investigating a possible leak, when the buildings collapsed in a huge fireball.

Landlord's Negligence Leads to Apartment Fires in New York

Apartment fires in New York City are far too common an occurrence. It seems like there's a major one-devastating and even deadly in some cases-every time you turn on the news or pick up the paper. While many of these apartment fires are caused by unforeseeable accidents, a certain number are caused by negligence on the part of the building's landlord or the management company in charge of the property.

Amputations Due To Accidents In New York

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of traumatic amputations in New York. In the vast majority of these cases the limb is severed (or partially severed) at the time of the accident but sometimes medical complications require the amputations days, weeks, or even months after the initial trauma. While the number of auto accidents far outdistances other traffic related accidents, it is more common for a New Yorker to suffer amputation if they are involved in a pedestrian or cycling accident as the body is more exposed than when inside an automobile.

Unpaid Interns Still Unable to File Sexual Harassment Lawsuits in New York

For years, unpaid interns have not met the legal requirements to be able to file sexual harassment lawsuits in New York. This is because the very specific wording of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law requires and individual to be classified as an employee in order to do so. Unpaid interns do not receive direct income from their positions so, even though they are technically working for a company, they are not employees.

Playground Accidents Can have Long Term Consequences

New York City's playgrounds are supposed to be places where children can run and play without worry. However, research from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons shows that playgrounds are one of the most dangerous places for our children. Each year over 156,000 children under the age of 14 visit emergency rooms across the United States suffering injuries they received on public and private playgrounds. Many of these injuries are caused by defective or unsafe playground equipment, poor repair of the surrounding area, or failure of adult supervisors (such as school teachers and playground monitors) to properly safeguard our children.

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