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Year after year, construction workers top the lists for the most dangerous occupations due to workplace fatalities and injuries in this industry. They are often part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most commonly cited statistics list, such as one in five workplace fatalities in the private sector occurs…

Fewer people on the streets of New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic has translated into more traffic accidents and deaths, published reports say. The New York Times says there were 243 traffic fatalities in NYC in 2020, making last year the deadliest year on record since Mayor Bill de…

A research group in Italy has debuted a 5G transmitter that may allow cars, bicycles, stoplights and everything else involved in city traffic to talk to each other and thereby avoid collisions. While the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and the LINKS Foundation envision a wired world that doesn’t exist yet,…

As New York City braces for a spike in now-legal electric scooter traffic, questions about the safety of these alternative modes of transportation remain up in the air. There’s no question about whether e-scooter riders put themselves at risk of injury. E-scooter users frequently get into accidents, with nearly a…

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit brought by the close relatives of someone who was killed as a result of a third party’s negligence or wrongdoing. A statute of limitations is a law that sets a deadline for the parties damaged by negligence or a crime to initiate legal action. The…

While most people stayed off the streets following COVID-19 lockdown orders, those who got out in New York and elsewhere apparently drove faster on the less crowded highways, resulting in more fatal crashes. While the number of crashes decreased overall, the risk of being involved in a fatal collision increased….

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