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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.

Manhattan Man Drowns at Popular New York Summertime Destination

A 46-year old Manhattan resident was the second individual to drown in as many weeks at a popular New York summertime destination. Bear Mountain State Park is home to Hessian Lake, a lake which has claimed the lives of two New York City natives in the last month in spite of being "off limits" to swimmers.

Boating Accidents in New York City

You don't normally associate boating accidents with New York City. Usually, when you think of accidents in the Big Apple, pedestrian or auto accidents come to mind. However, there are more than 22,000 boats registered in the Five Burroughs of New York City. Most are privately owned pleasure craft but there are also a large number of commercial boats as well (cargo ships, ferries, and tour boats).

Deadly Crane Collapse at Subway Construction Site

A 30-year-old worker was killed in a construction crane accident in Manhattan, during which a crane collapsed. Another worker was hospitalized for a leg injury, and three were treated for minor injuries, including shortness of breath.

Taxi and Bus Crash in Manhattan's Upper West Side: Three Injured

A taxi-cab and a Metro Transit Authority bus suffered a terrifying collision on Wednesday. The Manhattan auto accident occurred on Broadway and West 66th Street, much to the horrified astonishment of passengers and onlookers. Three injured people - the taxi driver, a taxi passenger and the bus driver - were taken to a nearby New York hospital.

Brooklyn Construction Site Fall Leaves Man Seriously Injured

A 39-year-old construction worker was injured last week when he fell off a ladder at a Brooklyn jobsite. At the time of the construction accident, the man was working below-ground at the Gowanus Canal flushing tunnel. The NY Times reported that the ladder was wet, causing the worker to slip and tumble backwards into the pit of a hole, ultimately landing on his back.

Recent Fatal Bicycle Accidents Plague NYC

In June and July, three New York City bicycle accidents have been plastered all over television and newspaper headlines. It has been a rough stretch for the City, which has been busy making efforts to increase the safety of New York City cyclists. No matter the efforts by Mayor Bloomberg's office and bicycle advocacy organizations, a bicyclist's life can still be tragically taken when a motor vehicle driver fails to "see" cyclists and respect bicycle laws.

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