News 12 recently reported that a ceiling collapsed in a Brooklyn home after the long-term tenant had complained repeatedly about leaks to property management. The tenant said that the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development noted 15 violations in the rental property. Reporters from News 12 reached out to the building’s management company, […]

A new workplace fatalities registry bill has taken effect in New York, which will require stakeholders to promptly report construction worker fatalities. Supporters hope the new law will help promote safety by creating a centralized database that can help people more easily detect trends and patterns that lawmakers can use to create new safety standards. […]

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 in the construction industry. But why does […]

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 Blasio introduced a plan to improve […]

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, their demo in Turin last […]

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 third of all scooter accident patients […]

New York City leaders say dangerous driving during the COVID-19 pandemic has led them to reduce speed limits on nine major streets that have had some the highest rates of accidents across the five boroughs. A NYC news release published September 1 says the reduced speed limits will go into effect as new speed limit signs are […]

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 wrongful death statute of limitations […]

Researchers who studied the relationship between a delayed school start time and teen-driver car accidents in Fairfax County, Virginia, found that starting the school day later was associated with decreased crash risks among drivers in high school. In the fall of 2015, Fairfax County schools pushed back school start times by 50 minutes from 7:20 […]

Drivers who use Interstate 95 to cross Washington Heights and the Bronx in New York may be surprised to learn they are traveling one of the most dangerous routes in the country. That’s the conclusion of Go Safe Labs, a nonprofit that uses data to advance transport infrastructure. Top Accident Hotspots in NYC Go Safe Lab’s analysis of 1.8 million […]

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