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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.

What steps should I take if I'm bitten by a dog in Queens?

In an area as congested as New York City, where yards are limited, it forces dog owners and their pets onto the busy sidewalks for exercise or seeking a green space to use the bathroom. While most dogs may be trained to be sociable, given the right stimuli, such as a threatening or stressful situation, they can snap in a second and bite.

A New York fertility clinic is sued for not genetic testing eggs

A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against Reproductive Medicine Associates on Thursday, Nov. 16. The suit alleges that they didn't test donor eggs for Fragile X and other genetic medical conditions prior to implanting donor eggs in the wombs of at least two of its patients in 2009.

The widow of a city street sweeper receives a $41.5 million award

The wife of a deceased 43-year-old New York City sanitation worker was awarded $41.5 million in damages on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The 18-year veteran with the city's sanitation department was making repairs to his own sweeper when his fellow employee lost control of one of his own.

A 60-year-old sun panel installer falls to his death in Queens

A Queens construction worker, who'd been working on the roof of an area home on Thursday, Oct. 19, fell to his death at around 11:30 a.m. The Corona home that the 60-year-old electrician had been working at was being fitted with solar panels at the time of his fall.