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Store Employee killed in Elevator Accident in Brooklyn

A tragic elevator accident in Brooklyn has claimed the life of an employee at a grocery store in Flatbush. The 62-year old man was operating a freight elevator while on the basement level when a malfunction occurred. The elevator plummeted down the shaft and crushed him. Rescue crews were able to extricate the victim and rushed him to a nearby hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.

Is Your Landlord's Disregard Liable to Cause an Apartment Complex Accident?

Bad landlords should be held responsible for any apartment complex accident in New York City that their negligence contributes to. The law requires that these individuals and corporations maintain reasonably safe and secure housing for every resident. However, as The New York City Public Advocate's Worst Landlord Watch List indicates, many of these poor landlords allow repeated safety violations to occur; let buildings fall into disrepair, and fail to respond to complaints about potential hazards in a timely fashion.

Pilot Program Aims to Reduce the Number of Bicycle Accidents in New York City

The number of bicycle accident s in New York City is on the rise even as the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on safety improvements in order to decrease the number of traffic fatalities in all Five Boroughs. However, to alleviate that danger a new policy has been instituted allowing bicyclists to ride through walk signals at intersections.

Vicious Dog Attack in the Bronx Leaves Woman without Ear

A dog attack in New York City has left a Bronx woman permanently disfigured. The woman was protecting a group of children from the dog, which had lunged at the kids while they played in a neighborhood playground. Witnesses say the 53-year old woman stepped between her two grandchildren and the pit bull seconds before she was viciously bitten. The dog's owner-who was not at the playground at the time of the attack-arrived on the scene while the animal was mauling the poor grandmother. He was able to pull the animal off her but the damage had already been done.

Deadly On the Job Accident in New York City Caused by Faulty Safety Railing

An investigation into the death of an MTA maintenance employee has uncovered that his deadly on the job accident in New York City was likely caused by a faulty safety railing. The 23-year-old MTA worker was charged with removing debris from a subway tunnel in East Harlem on March 20th. He was working on a platform above an underground void in the subway tunnel system when the wooden safety railing on that platform broke free.

Distracted Driving Contributes to Massive Increase in Pedestrian Accidents in New York City

A nationwide study has uncovered that distractions (including cellphones) contributed to a massive increase in pedestrian accident in New York City and elsewhere around the country. The study's authors found that in 2016, distractions directly contributed to an 11% increase in the number of people struck by cars, trucks, bicycles, and other forms of transportation here in NYC. Shockingly, this increase comes on top of the hundreds of thousands of dollars the city has sunk into pedestrian safety measures such as slow zones, redesigned crosswalks, dedicated bike lanes, and re-timed crossing signals.

Tragic Subway Accident in Manhattan Leaves MTA Maintenance Worker Dead

A fatal subway accident in Manhattan has claimed the life of a maintenance worker. The 23-year-old employee was involved in necessary clean-up on a stretch of subway track that runs under the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 125th Street early on the morning of March 20th when he apparently fell from on high, striking his head as he did so. Emergency responders were called immediately to the scene but they found the victim unresponsive on the ground with severe head trauma. He was declared dead shortly thereafter.

Latest School Bus Accident in Brooklyn Injures Several Children

A scary bus accident in Brooklyn left 31 people injured earlier this month when a school bus and automobile collided. Investigators say that the bus, which was loaded with an undisclosed number of children, and a car were involved in an "incident" at the corner of Rockaway Avenue and Eastern Parkway at around 1PM on March 20th.

Falling Tree Branch in New York Claims Life of Elderly Woman

An elderly woman was killed by a falling tree branch in New York earlier this month as she was cleaning up snow from this last round of winter weather to blow through. The 88-year old was shoveling in front of her home when a large branch broke free and fell on her. She was crushed to the ground. Eyewitnesses called first responders and they were on scene within minutes. While they were attempting to stabilize the victim, another tree branch came crashing down, narrowly missing rescue crews.

Elevator Accidents in New York City Likely to Become More Common

In the wake of several elevator accidents in New York City, safety advocates are worried that these malfunctions could become more common across the city. Thousands upon thousands of elevators in New York City's office buildings, apartments, retail stores, and subways continue to age while maintenance personnel continue to struggle with necessary inspections and repairs.

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