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November 16, 2016

Will Platform Barriers Prevent Subway Riders from Falling Onto Tracks?

New York City straphangers have been falling onto subway tracks with increasing frequency. This has renewed a call from MTA Board members to install doors on subway platforms according to the New York Post. Since September, 27 people have been struck by subway trains, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. It is unclear as to..

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November 14, 2016

Christopher L. Sallay Named “Top 100” Lawyer in New York by Super Lawyers

Christopher L.Sallay, a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” of 2016 in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in different regions via a multi-phase selection process that involves peer nomination, independent research and..

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November 8, 2016

Utility Truck Kills Pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday Night

Another pedestrian fatality has been reported this year. This time, a utility truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday night. As reported by CBS New York, a woman was struck by a utility truck at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Further details have not been reported at this time. When an..

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November 7, 2016

Five Construction Workers Fall Off Bridge Into Kingsbury Canal Resulting in One Drowning Death and Four Injuries

Five contract workers for the New York State Department of Transportation fell into the water below the Smiths Basin Bridge on Route 149 in Kingsbury shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Friday. According to a report by Time Warner Cable News, it is believed that a cable broke causing the workers to plunge into Kingsbury Canal…

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November 3, 2016

Subway Train in Brooklyn Kills One MTA Worker and Injures Another Working on Tracks

Two MTA workers were working on the tracks as flagman around 12:15am when they were struck by a southbound G train as it rounded a corner by East 3rd Street and Canton Avenue. According to CBS New York, the two were acting as flagman in preparation for construction by an outside contractor. Both of the..

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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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October 28, 2016

Heroic School Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by Tractor Trailer in Hempstead New York While Saving Student

A beloved school crossing guard affectionately known as “Miss Carol” was struck and killed by a tractor trailer at the corner of South Franklin and Grove Streets in Hempstead at around 10:20 a.m. Friday morning. CBS New York reported that she was attempting to stop the truck for a crossing child when she was killed…

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October 27, 2016

Can the Australian Amusement Park Tragedy Happen in the United States of America?

The tragic accident in Australia at Dreamworld amusement park resulted in the tragic deaths of 4 people. A recent article by USA Today investigated the issue of whether such an accident could occur in the United States of America. The sobering answer was that such an accident was entirely possible given the lack of oversight..

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October 25, 2016

Four People Killed in Horrific Amusement Park Accident in Australia

Guests at an amusement park place their complete faith in the operators of the amusement park that their safety and well-being will be given the highest priority as it involves the maintenance and operation of their rides. At Dreamworld theme park in Queensland, Australia, four people were killed when a ride malfunctioned, according to a..

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October 19, 2016

NYPD Commissioner Admits Police Failed in Fatal Shooting of Emotionally Disturbed Bronx Woman

An emotionally disturbed Bronx woman was shot and killed on Tuesday by a Sergeant in the New York City Police Department inside her Bronx apartment. According to a report by CBS New York, the woman was known to the police and known to be emotionally disturbed. Apparently, she attempted to grab a baseball bat and..

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