Summer is coming to an end and autumn is rapidly approaching. With cooler weather on the horizon, there are some driving safety tips that it is important to remember as a driver in order to avoid an accident.
Trash collectors are often the unsung heroes that keep our cities clean. Without the dedicated individuals who collect, manage and dispose of our refuse, civilization would be buried under garbage within weeks. Keeping your refuse bins organized and the path to them clear of debris is a basic courtesy everyone should provide.
Being a construction worker may very well be the most dangerous job in New York, currently. With the building boom hitting Manhattan and the surrounding areas, it has also led to many construction accident injuries and even several fatalities. Eight workers have died in construction accidents in the first seven months of the year, compared to only four people the same time period in 2017.
In New York and elsewhere, motor vehicles are seen on every roadway. While this is a common situation, it is also a situation that presents many risks and dangers. The failure to exercise care behind the wheels of a vehicle means a greater chance of being involved in an automobile crash that could cause serious and even fatal injuries.
Whether a person is deemed clumsy or not, falls happen. In some cases, a person is careless; however, in other matters, a slip and fall could be the result of the negligence of a property owner. When an individual enters the property of another, he or she expects to not encounter dangers and risks. Unfortunately, property owners may fail to notice or address these dangers, making visitors very vulnerable to these risks.
New Yorkers ride elevators in high-rise buildings every day. While it's a terrifying thought to imagine an elevator malfunction, about 10,200 people are injured in elevator accidents each year.
When one thinks of a workplace accident, he or she is likely imagining a serious incident that involves a worker falling from a great height, a worker being crushed by a machine or a worker driving for work getting involved in a car crash. While severe, violent and fatal accidents do happen in the workplace, these are not the most common types of workplace incidents. In fact, it was found that most workplace injuries are the result of common missteps.
So you're walking the streets of New York, minding your own business, when suddenly you've fallen. Sharp pain shoots through one of your extremities, it all happened so fast, the only thing to focus on is the pain. You know you need to seek medical attention, immediately, so you do. After receiving care, you're wondering what exactly happened and how to move forward from here.
Working in construction can be a very rewarding career. Those entering this field understand that this job carries with it many risks. Dangers aside, there are many ways to increase safety on construction sites. Despite these efforts, however, accidents still happen. And when such incidents do occur, construction workers could suffer serious injuries.
Construction accidents can occur in any part of New York, even in areas that are away from all the skyscrapers and highways. This was shown last week when three 100-pound propane tanks caught fire at Liberty Island, forcing the tourists seeing the Statue of Liberty to evacuate.