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Report can't rule out a thermos as cause for a deadly bus crash

Back on Sept. 18, 2017, three New York City residents were killed in an early-morning bus crash. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was asked to step in and investigate what may have led to the accident. Just a few days ago, on Feb. 21, they issued their much-awaited report regarding detailing what they believe happened.

On the day of that fateful accident, a bus driver working for the charter company Dahlia Group Inc. ran a red light at a Queens intersection and crashed into a city bus that was directly in front of them. The impact of the crash caused the charter bus to jump a curb, mowing down pedestrians on a nearby sidewalk. Ultimately it came to rest inside the front of a restaurant where it caught on fire.

What changes under New York's new Child Victims Act?

Imagine being a 22-year-old and a survivor of child sexual abuse. Now imagine you live in a state where, by your next birthday, you must decide whether to sue those responsible for your abuse or forfeit that right forever.

Is a 22-year-old victim of child sexual abuse necessarily ready to make that life-altering decision? That is the question that states across the U.S. are wrestling with and a question that New York recently answered.

Mandatory sexual harassment training leaves no excuses

Back on Oct. 9, 2018, New York became the fourth state to pass legislation to insist that all employers provide their employees with mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. State legislators decided to give employers a year to train their staff, but New York City (NYC) officials have since passed additional legislation that will go into effect this April. These requirements will largely be the same.

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Sidewalk sheds are becoming increasingly dangerous

Sidewalk sheds are practically a staple of New York City. With so much construction that occurs on our buildings, construction workers try not to limit the amount of walking space too much by providing these tall structures on the sidewalks during their major projects. There are over 8,000 sheds and 330 total miles spread throughout the districts, making it rare to find a street that doesn’t have one at some point.

Unfortunately, improper maintenance makes these some of the most common construction accidents throughout the state. While it may not involve as much cranes and heavy equipment, New Yorkers should proceed under these roofs with caution, especially during an unpredictable season like winter.

What do I do if I’m injured while visiting New York?

New York City is a beautiful destination for any traveler. Millions of people regularly visit the city to spend time with family, do business or see the sights.

Unfortunately, a trips can become far less enjoyable if an injury occurs. If an accident is due to someone else’s negligence, it may feel overwhelming to try to seek compensation from afar. However, you should know that you have just as much of a right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other costs, regardless of whether you’re a New York City resident.

Public showers are prime places for slip-and-fall accidents

Whether you're staying at a hotel, have a loved one that lives in a nursing home or are visiting a gym, bathrooms are some of the most dangerous places where slip and falls are commonplace, especially for older adults. There are some minor modifications that facility owners can make so that their bathrooms are safer places to be in.

Shower stalls can be particularly slippery, especially when soap or shampoo gets spilled on its slick floor. Even water that puddles along the tile can cause someone to slip and fall.

Wearable technology can curb construction worker injuries

The American Society of Safety Professionals recently released a report highlighting ways in which employers can both improve worker productivity and reduce their injuries. In their report, the researchers chronicled how employers can decrease their employees' risk of getting hurt simply by having them put on wearable technology while on the clock to monitor their fatigue levels.

In order to gain a better understanding of how worker fatigue affects their safety, researchers equipped their sample of 25 manufacturing workers with hip, ankle and wrist sensors while they were on the clock. They then reviewed these devices every three hours.

Don't let your employer get away with ignoring sexual harassment

Is your employer shirking his or her responsibility to prevent sexual harassment on the job?

The New York Human Rights Act offers employees stronger protections than they are provided under federal law. In general, the state of New York is proactive in their efforts to make sexual harassment in the workplace a thing of the past. New York City is also stepping up and doing its part.

Obtaining compensation for a winter slip-and-fall

In the winter, it is not uncommon for individuals to slip on a patch of ice and go down hard. Many will get up, slightly embarrassed at their fall or frustrated at the ice patch, and go about their day. However, some individuals suffer injuries that require medical attention after slipping on ice.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five falls result in serious injury, such as a broken bone or brain injury. Not many people know that if you fall because of a patch of ice or snow on someone's property, you may be able to file a premises liability suit against the owner. This can result in obtaining compensation for your missed time at work or medical bills.

28-year-old woman fatally struck by bus in lower Manhattan

A 28-year-old female pedestrian was struck and killed by a tour bus in lower Manhattan while out walking among the multitude of court and government buildings that line both Lafayette and Centre streets on Dec. 20.

Police dispatch first started receiving reports of an incident just after 7:30 p.m. When they arrived at the Leonard St. crash scene, they found a tour bus with "NYC Style Limo" markings on it stopped near a pedestrian who was on the ground and unresponsive in the middle of the road.

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