February 2016 Archives

Terrifying Scaffolding Accident In New York Leaves Construction Workers Hanging from Rooftop

Scaffolding accidents in New York City are becoming more and more common as the city undergoes yet another construction boom. Critics say that a lack of oversight and the perceived need by contractors to cut corners in order to meet schedules and budgets has put construction workers at unnecessary risk. Improper fall protection procedures, broken or missing equipment, poor maintenance, and negligence can all lead to deadly or near-deadly scaffolding accidents in New York.

Woman Visiting from Away Killed in Truck Accident in Manhattan

A tragic truck accident in New York City has claimed the life of a young woman in town for the weekend. 48-year old Elise Lachowyn was in New York for the North American International Toy fair when she was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing the street. The accident occurred along 11th Avenue near West 37th Street at roughly 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday February 15th.

Queens Woman Killed in Cement Truck Accident in New York

A Queens woman was killed while crossing the street late last month. 61-year old Nancy Ventura was crossing College Point Boulevard mid-morning on January 22nd--just one block from her home--when she was struck and killed by a cement truck. There are conflicting reports as to whether this latest commercial truck accident in Queens could have been avoided.

A Deadly Crane Accident in New York City Kills One Man, Sends Three More to Hospital

A deadly crane accident in New York City killed one construction worker and injured three others. The massive construction crane collapsed onto a New York City street on February 5th crushing 50 cars and blocking the street for days. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio remarked to the press that it was a "miracle" that more people hadn't been killed or injured.

New York City Braces for Snow While Pedestrians Curse Slippery Sidewalks

After a relatively mild start to the winter it appears as if the East Coast is finally seeing the sort of snow, sleet, and ice it's used to. This makes travel conditions treacherous for everyone, including those of us who walk city streets. Indeed, snow and ice covered sidewalk accidents in New York City are a very real concern for pedestrians.

Construction Worker Injured in Elevator Accident in New York City

A construction accident in Manhattan sent one worker to the hospital with severe injuries on the morning of Wednesday Jan. 27. The unnamed individual was part of a crew working on the remodel of a building in Chelsea when, at around 8:30 in the morning, he fell four stories down an unguarded elevator shaft at the jobsite.

Falling Ice in Manhattan Sends Woman to Hospital

Slip and fall accidents in New York aren't the only danger in the city after a snowfall. In fact, after a prolonged period of snow build-up or as temperatures warms enough to melt ice off roofs and building facades, New York City sidewalks become danger zones for pedestrians. Icicles and large clumps of snow weighing 40 pounds or more can break loose and hurdle to the sidewalk below. Every year these falling ice accidents in New York injure people, some very severely which often means lost time from work.

School Bus Accident in Brooklyn Sends Students to the Hospital

A frightening school bus accident in Brooklyn last month sent seven people to the hospital with various injuries. The injured individuals included at least four children and three adults. All are expected to make full recoveries though one child was injured more severely than the rest.

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