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Month: September 2013

Work-related injuries in wastewater blast claim New York man

A 58-year-old steamfitter working at an upstate New York wastewater treatment plant was killed by an accidental explosion, according to police and the man’s family. His on-the-job injuries were sustained during a fiery blast that occurred while he and another worker were welding a pipe inside a storage tank. The steamfitter suffered third-degree burns over …

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Michael Munoz, Innocent Pedestrian, Killed on Sidewalk in Queens

A car careened onto a sidewalk earlier this week, hitting and killing a pedestrian in the Whitestone section of Queens.   The victim, Michael Munoz, was struck on the Whitestone Expressway Service Road and 20th Avenue at around 2:15 p.m. while selling water. The 78-year-old driver was in a black Toyota Camry when investigators say for …

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NYPD Should be Ashamed: No Charges For Running Over Schoolkids On Queens Sidewalk

The SUV driver who plowed into five teenagers on a Queens sidewalk yesterday morning has not been charged with any crime nor issued any summonses.  The crash in Queens resulted in very serious injuries:  The teens survived the crash with various injuries–it appears Ashley Khan, 13, got the worst of it. DNAinfo reports that Khan suffered a compound fracture …

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Traffic light demanded at rally after Hempstead girl killed by car

Nearly three months after a 10-year-old Hempstead Village girl coming out of a dance recital was fatally struck by a car, community leaders and parents are demanding a traffic light and stricter enforcement in the area to avoid another death. More than 40 New York Communities for Change and Workplace Project members, residents and young …

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