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…

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…

Honda SUVs recalled in the U.S.

New York residents driving 2014 Hondas should be aware of a new recall. Although no injuries have been reported related to the problem with the Acura MDX, the potential for car accidents exists. More than 19,000 of the 2014 luxury sport utility vehicles are included in the recall….

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…

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…

Funeral for NYPD Officer, Elisa Toro, Killed in Crash Off Queensboro Exit Ramp

An NYPD officer killed in a crash on a bridge ramp is being remembered for her compassion and love of life. A police honor guard bore the flag-draped casket of Officer Elisa Toro at her funeral on Monday in Coney Island. Toro was off duty on Tuesday, December 10th…

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…

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…

Marylou Pinto Killed and Patricia Vallary injured in Two-Car Crash on North Country Road in Mount Sinai, Long Island

Suffolk County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a 78 year-old Mount Sinai woman on Sunday. Marylou Pinto, 78, was driving a 2007 Kia eastbound on North Country Road when her vehicle apparently crossed over into the opposite lane of travel, near Shore Road in Mount Sinai,…

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