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Construction Accidents in NYC

New York City has seen a spike in construction accidents in the last few months that are showing a concerning disregard for worksite safety. On July 12, a construction worker in Morningside Heights was killed when a steel beam fell on him. The beam fell... (Keep Reading)

Heatstroke Kills

A four-month-old baby in central New York died of heatstroke after being left in his father’s car for an ‘extended period of time’ back in the summer of 2016. The baby was found unconscious and was pronounced dead despite emergency medical procedures to save him-... (Keep Reading)

Summer Concerts can be Dangerous… and Deadly

Now that school is officially out, summer concert season is in full swing. Multi-season arenas and outdoor venues are preparing for packed crowds and sold-out shows. Music lovers of all genres are just waiting to hear their favorite tunes accompanied by thousands of other fans.... (Keep Reading)

Secrets Your Surgeon Won’t Tell You

This past May, a disturbing video went viral of a plastic surgeon from Georgia dancing and singing while standing over patients during surgery. Not only is the doctor holding a scalpel during the video, but blurred images clearly show multiple bodies of patients were already... (Keep Reading)

Vision Zero

Since beginning in 2014, Vision Zero has made a noticeable impact on the safety of New York City streets. Last year,  NYC saw the lowest rates of traffic-related fatalities since 1910. Between 2013 and 2017, traffic deaths overall dropped 28% and pedestrian fatalities were down... (Keep Reading)

NYC Hospital Safety Grades

NYC Hospitals Are Part of the 3rd Leading Cause of Death Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States next to heart disease and cancer, contributing to an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 fatalities every year. Patient health and safety should... (Keep Reading)

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Mark Epstein quoted in Newsday on LIRR Disruptions

Our partner Mark Epstein quoted in Newsday about the frequent Long Island Rail Road disruptions that have been plaguing commuters — including three over four days last week.

Make construction work less dangerous

Construction work is dangerous activity. To make it less dangerous the law in New York requires that owners and contractors provide appropriate safety devices to prevent gravity-related accidents like falls from ladders or scaffolds, or objects falling on workers. Unfortunately, on many jobs in which... (Keep Reading)

The Labor Law of the State of New York

The Labor Law of the State of New York attempts to ensure worker safety by putting the responsibility for safety on owners and contractors who control the work site. The law states: "All contractors and owners and their agents... in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering,... (Keep Reading)

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