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Playground Injuries Cost NYC Nearly $20M In Settlements Since 2010

In the past five years, the city has paid roughly $20 million in 566 settlements for city playground-related personal injury claims, according to city records obtained by the New York Daily News. In the past 10 years, the number of playground-related legal claims rose 53%, a report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer showed in March. …

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Construction Worker Injured After Fall At West Manhattan Site

A construction worker was seriously injured after he fell 40 feet to the ground at the One Manhattan West construction site at West 31st Street and Dyer Avenue on Monday afternoon, according to reports.   The man, whose identity has not been revealed, fell off a building at the 5.4 million square foot, mixed-use megaproject …

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Vacant Building Collapse Injures 3 In Brooklyn

A vacant building at 1438 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, leaving three passersby injured, according to reports. The four-story building was being prepped for demolition. It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed.   A bicyclist and two other people were hurt, authorities said. “Three injuries from people in the vicinity …

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Lack of inspections and improper maintenance led to 2011 elevator death

People in New York City and others elsewhere ride elevators frequently. People usually get on elevators without concern. However, an elevator can malfunction when it has not been properly maintained. An elevator accident can cause serious injuries and even death. In late 2011, a woman who was working at a hotel in another state was …

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