September 2015 Archives

Deadly Construction Accident in Brooklyn Kills Young Man and Injures Two Others

A day on the job turned tragic for a young construction worker and two of his fellows earlier this month. 19-year-old Fernando Vanegas was crushed by a retaining wall when it collapsed at a jobsite in Brooklyn. The collapse also injured two other men who were taken to a nearby and are expected to make full recoveries.

Man Mauled in Vicious Dog Attack in the Bronx--Nearly Killed

A New York man was nearly killed earlier this month in a vicious dog attack in the Bronx. 62-year-old Francesco Bove was walking to church on Belmont Avenue early Friday Sept. 11 when two pit bulls burst free from their harnesses and attacked him. The dogs bit, clawed, and trampled him so badly that bystanders were sure he had been killed. In fact, the priest from Mount Carmel Church gave Bove Last Rites in case he succumbed to his injuries.

Falling Tree in New York Injures Multiple Park Visitors

Bryant Park was packed on the Labor Day holiday weekend with New Yorkers looking to escape the sun . However, what should have been a carefree day in the shade turned tragic when a large tree snapped in half, crashing down on several people below. Falling tree limb accidents in New York City parks are not a common occurrence but roughly once a year someone is seriously injured-sometimes even killed-by branches or portions of trunks that come toppling out of the sky.

New York Bicycle Accident Sends Man to Hospital in Critical Condition

An afternoon bike ride turned tragic for one young man early this month. The bicycle accident in Queens occurred as the unnamed 34-year old man was riding near the intersection of 114th Street and 34th Avenue on September 3rd. He was struck by a motorist near the entrance ramp to Grand Central Parkway and thrown from his bicycle, suffering life-threatening injuries.

Worker Dies in Construction Accident on the Upper East Side

A tragic construction accident in Manhattan claimed the life of a young worker early this month. The unnamed 30-year old man was working high above street level at a jobsite on 76th street on the afternoon of September 1st when--eyewitness reports state--he fell from the scaffolding erected in front of the high-rise. The man plummeted 13 stories to the pavement below as bystanders watched in horror.

Man Killed in Delivery Truck Accident in New York Marketplace

A driver delivering produce to the Hunts Point Produce Market was killed in a truck accident in the Bronx early on the morning of August 30th. The man, 63-year old Hussain Abbas, had parked his vehicle and exited an instant before he was struck by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer which was backing up. EMS arrived on scene immediately and took the injured man to Lincoln Hospital. It's unclear if Mr. Abbas actually ended up beneath the vehicle or he was simply struck and fell down but reports show he was suffering from "severe body trauma." Doctors were unable to save his life.

An Elevator Accident in Manhattan Ends in Tragedy

A construction worker was killed in New York City earlier this week when the temporary platform he was standing on collapsed beneath his feet. The man fell nearly 40 feet to the bottom of an elevator shaft. The construction accident Manhattan was reported just after noon but by the time rescue workers arrived the man was unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to nearby Bellevue Hospital Center but doctors were unable to revive him.

Alarming Trend in Motorcycle Accidents in New York City Highlights Danger to Pedestrians

Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die in collision than people driving or riding in automobiles. The riders are exposed and, open to the elements and it is this freedom that attracts many people to motorcycling.

MTA Bus Accident in New York City Involved "Exploding Manhole"

Passengers aboard an MTA bus traveling along west 170th Street in the Bronx were shocked and amazed when a 300 pound manhole cover burst up through the floor of the moving bus, shredding metal and sending debris flying like shrapnel. The New York City bus accident sent at least one passenger to the hospital with an injury to her ankle (likely caused by flying debris). Authorities are investigating the explosion but don't suspect foul play.

Investigation Reveals Many Playground Accidents in New York City Could Be Avoided

The local NBC affiliate launched an investigation into the safety of City-owned playgrounds across New York recently and the results may shock you. The investigation uncovered a serious deficiency in the repair and maintenance cycle at City playgrounds that could put hundreds of children in harms ways every day. In fact, the stretch between when a maintenance issue is detected and when it's finally fixed is often so long that critics say many playground accidents in New York City could be avoided.

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