A terrifying elevator accident in Brooklyn which killed an Israeli man earlier this month has resulted in the shutdown of elevators across New York City. On October 2, 37-year old Eran Modan was crushed to death in an elevator accident in Williamsburg while visiting friends in a swanky apartment building. Modan attempted to exit an elevator after it stalled between floors and was killed when the lift suddenly dropped, pinning him between the floor and the ceiling of the elevator.
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.
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.
There are plenty of opportunities to hit the waterways in and around New York City during the summer months. But boating can be hazardous. People can be injured in boating accidents in New York City without even getting wet.
The summer boating season kicked off on July 4th and is expected to be one of the biggest ever. Official predictions estimate that 88 million boaters are hitting the waterways across the country this summer. That staggering figure includes the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and other popular waterways inside New York City limits. Unfortunately, that congestion means the number of boating accidents is likely to increase as well.
New York City officials are currently preparing to crack down on commercial bicycle delivery riders who violate regulations in a variety of ways. However, safety advocates hope that officials will pay equal or greater attention to the aggressive crosswalk culture that inspires most bicycle accidents in the first place.