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NYC Crane Accidents

Cranes are an essential but deadly aspect of the construction and manufacturing industries. These massive tools lift items weighing thousands of tons and can cause catastrophic accidents when something goes wrong.  In New York City, cranes are often perched on top of high-rises, looming hundreds of stories over workers and civilians below. A piece of… (keep reading)

Why We Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day is more than just barbecues, parades, and pool parties. Aside from marking the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day is an annual celebration of American laborers and their countless achievements throughout the past few centuries. Without these hardworking individuals who helped build and shape our nation, New York City would be nothing like… (keep reading)

New NY Boating Law: What Operators Need To Know To Prevent Accidents

Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new boating law this week that is looking to keep New Yorkers safer on the water. According to the Daily News, the legislation known as Brianna’s Law aims to place stricter training regulations on motor boat operators to reduce boating accidents caused by reckless driving. The law was named after… (keep reading)

NYC Twins Die In Hot Car: This Is Why It Keeps Happening

A family in the Bronx experienced a horrific tragedy this weekend when their one-year-old twins died after being left in a hot car. According to The New York Times, the twins were forgotten in their father’s vehicle on Friday morning after he mistakenly thought he had dropped them off at daycare. When the children were… (keep reading)

Are You Prepared For the Next NYC Power Outage?

Con Edison workers are frantically trying to correct the electrical issue that led to the Manhattan Blackout on Saturday ahead of this weekend’s heatwave. According to Insurance Journal, the five hour blackout sparked mass chaos throughout the city, leaving nearly 73,000 people in the dark. The lack of preparation and dangerous conditions New Yorkers experienced… (keep reading)

NYC Bicycle Fatalities Are On The Rise

Another New York City cyclist was killed this week after being hit by a cement truck in Brooklyn. According to News12, the 28-year-old cyclist was traveling down Bushwick Avenue and Boerum Street. A video shows the cyclist attempted to swerve away from the cement truck but was unable to avoid the fatal crash. This recent… (keep reading)

Parents: Say ‘No’ To Underage Drinking

It’s graduation season and summer weekends will be jam-packed with celebrations to honor high school grads. As parents begin to plan for graduation parties, chances are they are purchasing alcohol for the event. While some parents will label coolers containing alcohol ‘adults only,’ other parties might allow everyone to consume alcohol, including underage grads- big… (keep reading)

The Best and Worst Hospitals in NYC

Hospitals in New York City may not be as safe as you thought. In the Spring 2019 edition of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, New York State hospitals ranked 43rd in the nation for patient safety. Out of the 146 hospitals reviewed statewide, 11 received an A rating, and only one of these hospitals is… (keep reading)

Spring Construction Safety

Spring has sprung, and so has activity on construction sites across the region. According to NYC Open Data, a hub of analytics and data to keep New Yorkers informed, there are approximately 2,834 active worksites across the five boroughs, with additional projects getting the green light every day. Spring is one of the busiest seasons for construction… (keep reading)

Deadly Week of Construction Fatalities In NYC

April has proven to be a deadly start to the 2019 construction season in New York City. In just one week, three construction workers lost their lives on the job: On April 13, a 34-year-old worker in Brooklyn was killed when a 7.5-ton counterweight on a crane he was helping to assemble fell on him…. (keep reading)

National Work Zone Awareness Week

The arrival of Spring marks the busy season in the construction industry. Workers and work sites will be popping up all over New York City, repairing as many streets, highways, and bridges as they can get to before the next winter season begins. Unfortunately, highway work zones can prove to be extremely dangerous for both… (keep reading)

NYC Measles Outbreak: What You Need To Know

The measles epidemic is far from over. According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of confirmed measles cases in our country for the first three months of 2019 has already surpassed the entire number of cases in 2018. Between January to March of this year, at… (keep reading)