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Studies Show Tired Employees are the Most Prone to Accidents

What Causes Worker Fatigue? Several factors including too little, poor quality or interrupted sleep over a period of time can cause fatigue. Fatigue is the body's signal that a rest period is needed.  Long work hours and extended and irregular shifts may be stressful physically, mentally and emotionally. The body operates on a circadian rhythm sleep/wake cycle. It is naturally programmed for sleeping during night hours. Demanding work schedules may disrupt the body's natural cycle, leading to increased fatigue, stress and lack of concentration. What are the Effects of Demanding Work Schedules? Long work hours and extended and irregular shifts may lead to fatigue and...

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Man Crushed and Killed When Elevator in NYC Building Suddenly Falls

A man was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator at a Manhattan luxury high-rise rental building Thursday morning, authorities and law enforcement sources said. The freak incident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. at the 23-story building, called Manhattan Promenade, at 344 Third Ave. near East 26th Street in Kips Bay. FDNY Deputy Chief Anthony Arpaia told reporters that the victim was exiting the elevator — occupied by seven people — at the lobby level when the car suddenly dropped toward the basement, causing him to become stuck between the elevator car and the shaft wall on the first floor. One person safely...

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NYS Ends Religious Exemptions to School Vaccine Requirements

New York State has eliminated nonmedical, including religious exemptions, to school vaccination requirements. This affects children attending day care and pre-kindergarten through 12th grade at a public, private, charter or religious school. Long Island schools have been notifiying parents and guardians about this change. Medical exemptions are still allowed for children who have certain health conditions, such as a weakened immune system, that prevent them from receiving immunizations. A medical exemption must be issued by a physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State. A statement released by the New York State Department of Health said, “Proof of immunization must be provided...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Children and Teens Most Often Associated With Consumer Products and Activities

Traumatic brain injuries among children and teens in the United States are most often associated with everyday consumer products and activities, such as home furnishings and fixtures or sports, according to a new study. About 72% of traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits among children are attributable to consumer products, found the study published in the journal Brain Injury on Monday. The study found that the top 10 leading products contributing to non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in children younger than a year to 19 years old are: floors beds football stairs bicycles basketball ceilings and walls chairs soccer tables Traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when...

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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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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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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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Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry ‘Superbug’ Germs

Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says. British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps to collect nearly 20,000 flies, aphids, ants, wasps, bees and moths at seven hospitals in England over 18 months, and found that almost 9 in 10 insects had potentially harmful bacteria on or in their bodies. A total of 86 bacterial strains were found in the insects. Enterobacteriaceae -- a family that includes E. coli and Salmonella -- were the...

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