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July 2016 Archives

Construction workers at risk for heat-related injuries

Summers in New York are brutal for construction workers. Heat and humidity make a potentially deadly combination for workers. If they can work summer construction safely in other cities, we can do it here, too. Whether you're working 40 stories up, or out in the open on a freeway, it takes preparation to stay safe.

Who is liable in a drunk driving crash? Here's one surprising answer.

A recent case involving a Hooters restaurant, a drunken patron and a police officer is gaining national attention. The players are enough to catch most people's attention and the issue is one that impacts families throughout the country.

Humans resistant to car crash injuries might look like this

There are miraculously effective safety features that now come standard on many automobiles. These safety features -- like anti-lock brakes, airbags and more -- prevent countless deaths each year. However, what if the human body were upgraded to render these safety features unnecessary? How would our bodies need to be built to survive the extreme forces of a serious car collision?

Hit-and-run driver claims life of 40-year-old mother

A heartbroken man spoke at the funeral of his wife last Tuesday. The love of his life was killed in a hit-and-run crash that happened earlier this week. He said kind words to the man who killed his wife, saying that he hoped Allah would forgive him. Over 1,000 people attended the emotional funeral in Queens.

Fleeing robber kills woman in tragic car accident

A New York robber recently got into an accident while escaping in his getaway car. The accident resulted in the death of a 78-year-old woman from Queens. The same man fatally killed a police officer in a car accident almost 30 years ago in 1988. The circumstances of the more recent accident are frighteningly similar.

Wheelbarrow . . . safety?

When people think of construction equipment a wheelbarrow is likely at the end of the list. After heavy machinery like bulldozers, dump trucks, front-loaders, cranes and steam-rollers a wheelbarrow might not seem like such a dangerous machine. However, not using the proper safety techniques can result in serious - or even catastrophic - injuries.