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New York City Pedestrian Injured by Flying Buzz Saw

Falling and flying objects are far too common occurrences at construction sites. In many cities across the U.S., construction sites are separated and partitioned off from the public. In New York City, a pedestrian could walk directly under or next to a number of construction sites just on their way to work. Case in point, the New York Police Department reported yesterday morning that a woman was injured when a buzz saw flew at her from a road construction site. The buzz saw flew 100 feet before hitting a tree and then striking the woman's leg. Thankfully, her injuries were not severe. The construction company responsible was contracted by the city of New York to fix a water main break below 48th Street and Ninth Avenue. The accident is currently under investigation. These types of accidents have been deemed "struck by" accidents by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA requires all construction workers to wear safety equipment such as hard hats and safety googles to protect against falling and flying objects, however, there are no such protections for pedestrians. To avoid accidents such as the one that happened in Manhattan yesterday morning, construction crews must frequently inspect saws and other power tools to ensure that machinery protective guards are working properly. Construction crews that operate machinery should also be thoroughly trained in safe operation of those devices. Pedestrians and construction workers alike should be protected against injuries from falling and flying objects at construction sites. If you were injured in this type of accident, whether as a worker or a bystander, please contact a New York City personal injury attorney at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, PLLC today. We can provide you with a free legal consultation to inform you of your legal rights and options.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros Represents Victim Injured in Queens Subway Derailment

Jaroslawicz & Jaros is currently representing a client who was injured as a result of a subway derailment in Queens earlier this month. The derailment, which occurred around 10:30 am on Friday May 2nd, injured 19 passengers, four of whom suffered "potentially serious injuries," according to officials. The derailment also stranded hundreds of passengers and caused massive delays.Authorities have reported that six cars on an eight-car F train derailed as it was passing Woodside, Queens. According to transit officials, the incident was the most serious on the New York City subway system since 1991. The Chairman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) stated that the cause of the derailment has yet to be determined. MTA did state that while there was no structural damage at the derailment site, there did appear to be track damage. MTA will continue its investigation.You can read more about the derailment on this New York Times article.

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