A new study published by the workers' compensation insurer MEMIC Group captures how cold temperatures and snow appear to have an adverse effect on the number of injuries that employees are suffering.
A fire that ripped through a high-rise apartment building in Rego Park on Jan. 13, 2019, claimed the life of one resident and left many others with serious injuries.
Subways stations can be dangerous. First, you have to descend a staircase in order to get the platform, then you have to stand there among crowds waiting as fast-moving trains pass you by. There are even more hazards that you encounter as you move aboard your subway car or once you make it inside. If you've been hurt at a station or on a train, you may be wondering who you can hold accountable to cover your medical bills and other expenses.
A five-alarm fire broke out early in the morning at a Sunnyside strip mall on Dec. 13. By the time it was finally put out hours later, 12 people were transported to the hospital with injuries. At least seven of those who were hurt were firefighters. Many of the restaurants and other businesses in the Queens shopping center were destroyed.
Smartphones can put a wealth of critical information at a doctor's fingertips. However, they can also present a temptation to check emails, read texts and find out how many likes their latest Twitter post got. That's why the presence of smartphones in the operating room has become a safety concern.
There's a certain irony that Black Friday -- a day of unbridled greed -- falls right after the holiday we celebrate by giving thanks for what we have. Nevertheless, New Yorkers will be out in force soon queuing up outside of department stores to snap up discounted bargains.
During the past few years, a number of companies have stepped up to make electric scooters more widely available. This mode of transportation is attractive to individuals looking to move about sidewalks or city streets with ease and speed. As more people buy and rent scooters, the number of incidents where people have gotten seriously hurt while using them has increased.
When dogs are not properly restrained, they can be a serious threat to runners and joggers all over New York. Many dogs see people running and want to give chase, either because they feel threatened or because the quick movement naturally makes them feel like the person is prey. Either way, they do chase and they do bite. This happens to thousands of people every year.
The 2,100 inspectors that work for the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) keep a watchful eye over more than eight million work sites across the United States. These locations employ as many as 130 million workers. This means that the inspector-to-worker ratio is just shy of 60,000. The federal government maintains 85 local and 10 regional OSHA offices across the country.
Look at the front of any New York City newspaper and you're bound to see a story about another construction worker or passerby who has been struck by some type of heavy equipment, debris or tool near a job site. Whether you're in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or any of the any of the boroughs, there's construction everywhere. Safety violations are being handed out left and right. Innocent people often get hurt in the mix.