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Staten Island New York Personal Injury Lawyer > Personal Injury News (Page 3)

18th NYC Cyclist to Die this Year

Another cyclist was killed on Monday while riding along a busy Brooklyn avenue. Em Samolewicz, 30, was cycling north on Third Avenue in Sunset Park, when she was struck and killed by the driver of a commercial tractor trailer heading in the same direction around 9 a.m., according to the police department. Samolewicz, of Brooklyn, was attempting to maneuver around an open door of a parked car near the intersection of 36th Street when she was hit, police said. She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where she was pronounced dead. The 37-year-old driver of the truck remained at the scene and a police...

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Construction Worker Injured in Fall Through School Roof in Brooklyn

A construction worker was seriously injured after falling through the ceiling of a building in Brooklyn. Citizen App video shows firefighters arriving at 16th Avenue in Bensonhurst just before 9 a.m. after getting a call about a partial roof collapse. Instead, they discovered that the worker had somehow fallen through the ceiling at JHS 227. He was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries. All other construction workers were accounted for. Department of Buildings inspectors determined that workers were operating heavy machinery on the roof when an approximately 10-foot by 10-foot section of the reinforced concrete roof collapsed into...

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NYC’s Expanded Speed Camera Program Takes Effect

On the same week as cyclists protested the recent uptick in rider deaths, city officials announced the beginning of the expanded speed camera program—which will significantly expand the number of speed cameras and their hours of operation. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) will announce the beginning of the speed camera program on Thursday morning, near P.S. 28 in the Bronx’s Mount Hope neighborhood, along East Tremont Avenue. The section is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, in the top 10 percent of corridors in the borough for number of people killed or severely injured. Following years of advocacy, the state legislature passed several bills in the...

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Worker Killed by Falling Construction Equipment in the Bronx

A Bronx recycling center worker was killed in a freak accident Saturday, police said. The 47-year-old man was welding a piece of metal on to the front bucket of a bulldozer when the bucket fell on top of him on Exterior St. near E. 146th St. in the South Bronx at about 1:30 p.m., cops said. The man died at the scene. His heartbroken family members rushed to the scene and consoled themselves. By Ellen Moynihan and Thomas Tracy [Daily News] ...

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24 Hospitalized After Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at NYC Church

Two dozen people went to the hospital for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after they were evacuated from a church in Manhattan. Firefighters responded to Saint Malachy's Church on West 49th Street in Midtown on Tuesday morning for reported elevated levels of the gas. The elevated levels of carbon monoxide were first detected in the basement of the church where the nonprofit Encore Community Services offers meals and other assistance to senior citizens. "The seniors weren't feeling well, a bunch of the staff specifically were passing out and were verbally unresponsive," said Encore Community Services intern Gabrielle Morales. By the time firefighters arrived, most of...

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Boat Crash Kills 2 Women, Injures Several Others

Two women were killed in separate crashes in the water off Long Island on Sunday, officials said. An 18-year-old woman was on a Jet Ski when it crashed into a 35-foot boat around 10:30 a.m. off of Baldwin Harbor, a hamlet in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. The victim, later identified as Caitlin Rose McDonald of Rockville Center, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Later Sunday afternoon, another woman died when two boats collided in Moriches Inlet, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Three people were aboard a 50-foot Sea Ray boat when it struck a drifting boat occupied by the woman and her...

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Disney Recalling ‘Toy Story 4’ Toy Over Choking Hazard

Disney yanked thousands of the plush toy “Forky” — featured as a sidekick in “Toy Story 4” — from the shelves because they pose a choking hazard, officials said Tuesday. The company recalled 80,000 of the stuffed characters over their detachable “googly” plastic eyeballs, which pose a threat to youngsters who could swallow them, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Parents can return the 11-inch, $20 toy to any Disney Store or Disneyland Resort theme park retail store for a full refund, according to the firm, which issued a voluntary recall, officials said. Along with its eyes, the plush toy has Gumby-like poseable arms,...

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Stagehands Injured by Falling Debris in Midtown Theater

Falling debris injured three stagehands, one critically, inside a theater in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the scene outside the Golden Theatre on 45th Street just after 11 a.m.The stagehands were working on a catwalk in the rear of the theater when the accident happened. They were taken to area hospitals. One victim was in critical condition, while the other two suffered moderate injuries. [ABC7]...

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Teenage Construction Worker Falls from Roof

A 17-year-old construction worker is in critical condition after falling from scaffolding on the roof of a home in Freeport. Police say the teenager and another man were working on a home on South Bayview Avenue when they fell at least 30 feet when makeshift scaffolding collapsed. The mayor of Freeport says the teenager hit his head and is now in critical condition at South Nassau Communities Hospital. The other employee was taken to Nassau University Medical Center. Neighbor Rick D'Anna says the construction crew was hardworking, but took unnecessary risks. Freeport Village officials say AMSJ Construction has permits to build the house at...

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E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen’s Mouth, Breaks Jaw, Blows Out Teeth

The health hazards of e-cigarettes are still being studied, but one danger seems clear: Sometimes, they explode. That was the case for a teenage boy who was seriously injured when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth, breaking his jaw, according to a new report of the case. The 17-year-old arrived at the emergency room 2 hours after the explosion, according to the report, published today (June 19) in the The New England Journal of Medicine. The patient had extensive wounds to his mouth, several missing teeth and a broken lower jaw, said Dr. Katie Russell, a pediatric trauma surgeon at the University of Utah and Primary...

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