Month: December 2013

Group lobbies to amend scaffolding law

A group of contractors and property owners in New York have begun an lobbying campaign to amend the state’s Scaffolding Law. The law, which was first enacted in 1885, holds construction companies accountable for ensuring the safety of employees who work on above-ground construction and is intended to prevent construction injuries. Construction companies are financially …

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8 Year-Old, Noshat Nahian, Killed By Unlicensed Tractor Trailer Driver, Mauricio Osorio-Palominos, on Northern Boulevard Near Queens School

An 8 year-old boy was fatally run over by a tractor trailer truck driver on Northern Boulevard in Queens shortly before 8 a.m. Friday. The truck driver, Mauricio Osorio-Palominos, 51, was turning left onto Northern Boulevard from 61st Street when he struck the boy, who has been identified as Noshat Nahian. Nahian was crossing the six lane …

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Tractor-trailer overturns on the Bruckner Interchange; 1 seriously hurt

One person was sent to the hospital after a tractor-trailer overturned on the Bruckner Interchange early Thursday morning. The truck turned onto its side at around 4:30 a.m. where I-95 north and south splits from the Bruckner Expressway. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center with serious injuries. If you or a loved one …

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Murray Hill Access-A-Ride Crash on East 34th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues

A pedestrian was hospitalized in serious condition after being struck by an Access-A-Ride van driver in Murray Hill Thursday morning. The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. on East 34th Street between Lexington and 3rd avenues. The pedestrian was transported to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition, and van’s driver suffered minor injuries and was …

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Fuel truck overturns, 2 injured near Newbridge Road, Bellmore on Sunrise Highway in Long Island

A fuel truck overturned and burst into a fireball on Sunrise Highway Tuesday night, injuring two.   The scene unfolded when an out-of-control car rear-ended a gas truck at a red light near Newbridge Road in Bellmore just before midnight, overturning the truck and spewing 7,000 gallons of fuel onto the streets, sparking flames as high as …

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10 Hurt After NJ Transit Bus Hits Cab, Crashes Into Building on Washington and Market Streets in Newark

Ten people were taken to the hospital after a NJ Transit bus collided with a taxi and crashed through the front of a building in Newark early Thursday morning, knocking down street signs and scattering debris on the sidewalk. The bus was on its way to Newark Penn Station when it hit the taxi at …

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Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez Killed Crossing on Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens by Hit-And-Run Driver

A man was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Woodhaven Boulevard early Saturday morning. The man, identified as Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez, 35, of Vinegar Hill, was found lying in the roadway of the 11-lane boulevard, near the Jamaica Avenue intersection. He was found unconscious and unresponsive by officers responding to a 911 call and …

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