Category: Fire and Explosion

October 26, 2017

10 Safety Tips to Prepare for a Safe Winter in New York

Winter is that time of year which can bring its own unique circumstances that make accidents more likely and dangers more catastrophic. Of course, not all accidents are preventable, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize accidents and the potential impact on yourself and your family. Below are a list of 10..

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June 30, 2017

9-Year Old Wisconsin Boy Burned When Playground Slide Explodes

Playgrounds and their equipment are heavily regulated and must meet certain safety requirements. However, new and unexpected hazards can still arise. Last week, a 9-year old Wisconsin boy was burned when the slide he was using suddenly bubbled up and exploded according to a report by Fox News. The cause of this accident is still..

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February 21, 2017

Fire in Times Square Restaurant Injures Two

Fires are a dangerous reality in New York City given the number of buildings and large population. Early in the morning, more than 200 firefighters responded to a 3-alarm fire, which began around 4:47 a.m. at an 11-story building on 48th Street and 7th Avenue. According to a report by CBS New York, the fire..

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December 14, 2016

Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as..

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December 7, 2016

Two Children Sustain Life-Threatening Burns in Bronx Radiator Steam Explosion

Winter time in New York often results in increased reports of explosions from radiators, boilers and steam pipes in apartment buildings due their increased use as the weather gets colder. A tragedy was reported by the New York Daily News involving a radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment on Hunts Avenue near Lafayette Avenue in..

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November 2, 2016

Fire in Brooklyn RIps Through Two Buildings and Results in Death of One Person, Injuries to Others

Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity and are among the more devastating incidents to New York City Residents. On Tuesday night, according to a report by the New York Post, a fire in Brooklyn damaged two buildings in the Cypress Hills section. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. in..

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September 13, 2016

Samsung Smartphone Burns 6-year Old Brooklyn Boy

In a follow-up to a recent Blog post, and in furtherance of reports concerning Samsung phones, a report from CBS New York reveals that a 6-year old Brooklyn boy was burned while playing a game on his grandmother’s Samsung Galaxy Core cell phone. As described by his mother, the boy was playing on the phone,..

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September 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the Exploding Battery

While the details of an obvious recall are being worked out, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to turn the off and to stop charging and using them. The risk of fire and explosion associated with the battery for the popular cell phone is a..

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August 9, 2016

Three People Injured in Fire at Lower Manhattan Skyscraper

A fire in a New York City skyscraper is a serious and potentially deadly occurrence. On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, a fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. in a 12th floor machinery room in a skyscraper at 30 Broad Street near Exchange Place. According to a report by CBS New York, the New York City..

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February 23, 2016

6 People Injured in Bronx Apartment Building Fire

Another fire occurred in an apartment building fire in the Bronx. This time, it has been reported that at least 6 people were injured on Monday. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate as the flames spread. Most of the reported injuries were due to smoke inhalation. Fires in New York City apartment buildings are..

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