New York Personal Injury Blog

Boy Saved from Drowning Accident in New York City

A tragedy was barely avoided earlier this week when a 7-year-old boy was saved from a potentially deadly drowning accident in New York City. The boy was enjoying a day at the beach with family in The Bronx when he slipped below the waves. An alert Good Samaritan spotted the boy floating off the shore at Orchard Beach and rushed in the water to save him.

Scaffolding Accident in Queens Leaves Six Injured

Six construction workers were rushed to the hospital after a scaffolding accident in Queens last month. The men were working at a jobsite in Long Island City at 42-20 27th Street where a new building is being erected. They were five floors above ground level when the scaffolding beneath them collapsed just before 11 on the morning of June 26th. The crew was pouring concrete at the time of the crash-likely using a crane boom in the process-but an immediate cause has yet to be determined.

Manhole Accident in Manhattan Kills Power to One building and Shuts Down Street

Late last month a series of fiery explosions sent over 60 FDNY firefighters scrambling through a neighborhood in Manhattan's Upper East Side and ConEd workers struggling to find a cause. The chaos began as the sun was setting on May 30th when a bizarre manhole accident in Manhattan caused multiple explosions. The first explosion triggered at least four more.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Manhattan Marks Sad Milestone for Bike-Sharing in NYC

A fatal bicycle accident in New York City claimed the life of a 36-year old man earlier this month and was the first deadly accident involving NYC's premiere bike-sharing program Citi Bike. The accident occurred in Chelsea on Monday June 13th as Dan Hanegby, an investment banker and native from Brooklyn, was riding through the neighborhood during early morning traffic.

Truck Accident in New York Kills Man and Young Daughter

Two people were killed and three others injured earlier this month when an SUV collided with a box truck on the George Washington Bridge. It appears as if all the victims were members of the same family. The investigation into this terrible truck accident in New York City is still ongoing, however, police have released the names of the people killed in the crash: 40-year-old Hector Pedercini and his 5-year-old daughter Marianna.

Harrowing Construction Accident in Queens Leaves Three Injured

Three men are lucky to be alive today after a terrible construction accident in New York City. Just after 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday, June 20th rescue crews were called to a job site in Queens after a roof collapsed-sending three workers plunging into the darkness below.

Second Bus-Related Bicycle Accident in New York City Kills Elderly Man

An elderly man was killed in a bicycle accident in Manhattan last week. This is the second such fatal bike crash in Chelsea involving a charter bus in as many weeks. (Earlier this month a 36-year-old investment banker was killed while riding a Citi Bike through the neighborhood.) In this case, 80-year-old Michael Mamoukakis was riding south along Seventh Avenue when he was struck by a bus at the intersection of West 29th Street.

Summer is Pool Time (So Be Safe)

When the temperature rises in the city, there's no better way to beat that heat than by hitting the pool. There are over 7,400 public swimming pools in New York to which city dwellers can escape but each and every one is a potential life taker if you're not prepared. And while public bathing facilities pose potential health hazards (especially to children), privately owned pools are responsible for the vast majority of drowning accidents in New York City.

Playground Safety Tips for Summer

Playgrounds are a wonderful place for kids to play and get rid of that extra energy they seem to have in abundance during the summer months but they can be dangerous too-especially if they're not properly maintained. Playground accidents in New York City caused over $20 million worth of injuries (a total of 577 claims) in 2015. But there are a few tips you can use to keep your little ones safer this summer.

Fall from Heights in Manhattan Puts Construction Worker in Critical Condition

A construction worker was rushed to the hospital in critical condition last week after falling nearly thirty feet and becoming wedged between an I-beam and a wall at a jobsite in Chelsea. The terrified man was rescued by first responders and immediately taken to the hospital where doctors fought to save his life. This latest near-fatal fall from heights in Manhattan comes as the mayor's office is in delicate negotiations with construction union leaders, hoping to finalize stricter training standards for construction workers in New York City.

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