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July 2013 Archives

Worker Dies In Governors Island Construction Accident

A 55-year-old man was recently killed in a construction project on Governors Island. The construction worker was helping to rebuild sections of a sea wall, when a pipe fell 15 feet and landed on him. A forklift was attempting to remove the storm sewer pipe from a truck when it went into a free-fall. The victim worked for Bedford Construction.

Roller Coaster Fatality Horrifies Nation

A woman was riding a roller coaster with her son when the unthinkable happened: Her restraint failed. Moments earlier, witnesses said they heard the victim, Rosy Esparza, tell an amusement park employee that she didn't hear her T-bar restraint click twice, as it was supposed to.

Bronx's Elderly Pedestrian Death Toll Is Worse Than Bad

The Bronx has a fatality rate of 4.78 per 100,000 seniors. That's third-worst in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Only Hudson County, N.J., is more dangerous for elderly urbanites. Between 2009 and 2011, the Bronx was the site of 30 pedestrian-collision deaths involving senior walkers.

Police Officer Hits, Kills Brooklyn Man In Crosswalk

A 61-year-old Brooklyn man was killed in a pedestrian accident last weekend. He was lawfully crossing Broadway at Hooper Street in Williamsburg, when a van made a left turn and ran him over in the crosswalk. There was no reason to call the police, however, because the vehicle involved was a NYPD van driven by an on-duty officer.

NY Medical Malpractice Bill, Lavern's Law, Again Fails To Pass

A law that would provide sensible rights to New York medical malpractice victims has died after failing to get sufficient support from senators. The bill known as Lavern's Law didn't get the support of Senate leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau County), prompting the bill's sponsor to kill it and hope that lawmakers come to their senses in 2014 when it's presented again.

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Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
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Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
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