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Inspectors find that New York City's elevators are unsafe

New York City's Department of Buildings (DOB) estimates that there are as many as 84,000 elevators being operated across the city's five boroughs. While it would be difficult to most to navigate getting to some of the upper floors of New York's highest skyscrapers without them, they can be remarkably unsafe.

How to prove that negligent security resulted in your injuries

If you go into the grocery store, bank or public places nowadays, you'll often see an armed guard working either inside or outside of the establishment. If you're wondering why there's been an uptick in the number of businesses using security in recent years, it has a lot to do with companies' fears of being sued.

An 8-year-old suffers a head injury at a Queens construction site

Construction debris fell atop of a 8-year-old girl as she was walking through her Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood with her mom and brother at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. The building, outside of which the incident occurred, is located on 35th Avenue right near 84th Street.

Steps you must take to avoid slipping and falling on icy surfaces

Many of us who live in areas that have a significant amount of annual snowfall think of ourselves as experts at navigating icy sidewalks. Few of us stop to think about how our risk of falling increases as we age, have an injury that impacts our gait, are in a hurry or other factors. Each of these makes us more prone to slips and falls.

A falling lamp ignites a Queens fire that seriously injures 4

An 11:20 a.m., fire, at an apartment building at the intersection of Beach 87th St. and Shorefront Parkway in Queens on Friday, Jan. 12, left 17 people injured, some with significant injuries. Among those most critically injured, were at least one police officer, two firefighters and one civilian. All of the others suffered minor injuries in the blaze.