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Driver Identified in Queens Pedestrian Car Crash

Rene Hernandez, 43, was identified as the driver in a car crash that left a 75-year-old woman critically injured, officials said.   The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was treated for critical, but non-life threatening injuries.   The incident happened on 99th Street and 63rd Street. Hernandez

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5 things for construction workers in New York to know

The dangers facing construction workers are serious. One type of accident that might occur is especially troubling — falls from considerable heights. Falling from even the top of a shorter ladder can lead to serious injuries. Employers must ensure that workers have what they need to stay safe and to minimize the risk of falls.

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Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident In Queens

Gelasio Reyes, 32, of Queens, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run car while he was riding his bicycle in Sunnyside, Queens, officials said.   Christian Guiracocha, 25, was identified as the driver of the red Ford Focus that allegedly struck Reyes on 43rd Avenue and 39th Street. The driver continued on through the intersection

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Is your job site toxic?

As a New York construction worker, you are well aware of most of the dangers present on job sites. Every day, you are at risk of getting hit by falling objects, stepping into an uncovered and unmarked hole, or being crushed by a crane. You are always careful to wear to your personal protective gear

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Shorter buildings pose heightened risk to construction workers

Considering that falls and falling objects are some of the biggest contributors to construction accidents, you might think that shorter buildings are overall safer for construction workers. You’d be mistaken, in that case. Currently, in New York City, workers are most at risk at non-union job sites, which typically include buildings under 10 stories tall

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JFK Airport Worker Hurt In 30-Foot Fall

A 32-year-old male worker at JFK Airport was taken to Jamaica Hospital with serious head trauma on March 17, 2017. The employee had been working at Building 87 preparing a LAN Airlines aircraft for its flight to Santiago, Chile. The worker stepped back from the plane, but the stairway had been removed, and he fell

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5 tips to help keep construction workers safe

Construction workers are in a dangerous profession. There isn’t any room for unsafe practices when you are in this industry. Employees count on employers to make sure they have the equipment, tools and other points necessary to get the job done safely. When safety isn’t a priority, construction workers might end up becoming injured at

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The low probability but high costs of catastrophic accidents

As a veteran construction worker, you know that you put yourself at risk every day that you step onto the job site. You could potentially hit your head on any number of protruding pieces of steel, fall into an uncovered hole, or simply hit your thumb while hammering a nail. It is the more serious

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Pedestrian Struck in Brooklyn Crosswalk

Ira Kleigman, a 65-year-old caretaker at Chabad of Marine Park, was struck early this morning at Nostrand Avenue and Quentin Road in Brooklyn by a 79-year-old livery cab driver. A private ambulance took Kleigman, who was in critical condition, to Kings County Hospital, according to officials. The livery cab driver remained at the scene and

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