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February 2017 Archives

Safety council says American's roads are becoming deadlier

According to the National Safety Council, America’s roads and highways are becoming more dangerous. In 2016, the cost of traffic injuries, property damage and fatalities increased by 12 percent from 2015. Unfortunately, the NSC does not characterize this increase as an isolated incident, but believes it to be part of a larger trend that began in 2007.

Take care to avoid slip and fall injuries this winter

If you live in New York City, chances are you spend some of your time as a pedestrian walking along the sidewalks or if it is too crowded you may even find yourself occasionally in the street. The state and boroughs within the City have implemented safety programs to help reduce pedestrian injuries and fatal accidents. However, even with existing programs, the potential of slipping and falling in the winter remains high.

Injured in a construction accident? An attorney can help

In a recent post, we examined the disparate rate of fatal injuries between unionized and non-union construction workers in New York City. Today’s post contributes another dimension to the issue of construction worker safety: training.

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