A construction company was fined for its failure to safeguard pedestrians passing by a construction site in The Bronx last month. The New York City Department of Buildings (DoB) issued its monthly digest of construction and building violations and fines last month. One of the biggest fines was against a construction company for failing to install a temporary sidewalk. Temporary sidewalk accidents in New York City are critical to the safety of individuals passing by construction or renovation sites. These temporary safety installations are designed to keep passersby out of harm's way by preventing falling debris from striking them along providing even walking surfaces to prevent trip and fall accidents.
A pedestrian accident in New York City claimed the life of an elderly man who was out walking his dog early this month. The 66-year-old was struck by a vehicle while crossing Fourth Avenue in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. The victim was struck so hard that he tumbled into the air, striking another car, before coming to rest near a tree.
A 60-year-old woman was strolling down the street in early December when she was killed in a terrifying accident. The victim was struck by a massive piece of building façade that broke free from a Manhattan high-rise. She was killed immediately and although EMTs arrived within minutes, there was nothing they could do. While façade accidents in New York City aren't common, they do occur multiple times per year. In most of these accidents, it is only the nearby parked cars that are damaged or crushed.
A terrifying escalator accident in New York City last year sent dozens of people to the hospital. Riders coming out of the 5th Avenue/53rd Street subway station in February scrambled to get clear as the escalator they were on began to literally fall to pieces ahead of them. Some didn't make it out of harm's way. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries and all the victims have since recovered.
An early morning construction accident in Williamsburg Brooklyn left a 59-year old veteran construction worker dead. On the morning of December 9th the victim was reported glazing windows on the exterior of the building undergoing massive renovations at the site of the old Domino Sugar Factory when he fell. Witnesses to the fatal fall from heights accident said that the man was on the sixth-story scaffolding erected on the building's exterior and fell four stories, landing on the second-story scaffolding.
Two MTA workers were struck by a subway train in Brooklyn earlier this week while performing special track maintenance. This New York City subway accident claimed the life of one of the individuals and left the other victim in the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
It's no secret that some of the landlords in New York City spend as little as they can on the upkeep of their apartment complexes. But these cheapskate landlords are putting the lives of their tenants at risk. Every year apartment complex accidents in New York City send hundreds of unsuspecting victims to the hospital suffering from falls, injuries caused by ceiling collapses, electrical burns from faulty wiring, and respiratory problems caused by toxic mold growth. Landlords have a responsibility to keep their tenants reasonably safe.
An infant was killed and her mother seriously injured in an elevator accident in Brooklyn earlier this month. The six-week-old little girl-Areej Ali-was in a stroller that plunged down an elevator shaft at a Brooklyn apartment building on Thursday, October 14th. The elevator was under repair at the time of the accident but there were no signs posted and the doors were not locked in the closed position.
Dozens of children were injured in a terrifying school bus accident in New York earlier this month. The high-school-aged children were travelling in two separate buses along the Palisades Interstate Parkway just north of New York City on the afternoon of October 15th when the two buses collided with each other, tossing students and chaperones about the interiors.
John Carr-an avid life-long bicyclist from Marcellus was badly injured in a bicycle accident in New York late last month. The injuries of this 54-year old man were so severe that doctors had to immediately amputate his right leg to save his life.