A 40-year-old man is dead after a crane collapsed in Midtown this morning. The construction accident occurred as a boom crane was transported via truck. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 76 percent of crane accidents involve mobile or tower cranes - like the one at the scene today.
Drunk driving is a terrifying epidemic that can victimize anyone at anytime. One of the troubling aspects of drunk driving is that intoxicated drivers come from all backgrounds. Gender, economic class and age are not indicators of who may decide to drive drunk. There is one noticeable characteristic of drunk driving: Many of the crashes involve repeat offenders.
This time of year, it is difficult to go anywhere in the city without encountering construction sites. Of course, construction foremen and government regulators ensure that these zones are safe for residents, pedestrians and motorists, right?
Ask people about the safety of motorcycles and you would often hear them described as "dangerous" or maybe hear the nickname "donorcycle." Even adventurous author Jack Kerouac refused to climb on one, referring to them as "murdercycles."
More than 40 sightseers had to be evacuated from the emergency exit of a tour bus on Thursday. The bus crashed into scaffolding in Midtown Manhattan, blocking the vehicle's main exit. Broken glass and debris made the rescue especially difficult.
A woman was simply trying to get a workout at an Upper East Side fitness center last week. Instead, she was taken to the hospital after a freak accident.
Two people were hospitalized for electrical burns after working on a faulty transformer Tuesday outside the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. The museum workers suffered burns to their arms, according to the NYC Fire Department. The malfunctioning transformer caused the museum to stay closed on Tuesday.
A horrible accident has taken the life of a popular Manhattan resident. Jacqueline Haeflinger, 58, was killed when a New York City sanitation truck backed up over her.
It was six years ago when a crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing two construction workers. The families of victims Donald Leo, 30, and Ramadan Kurtaj, 27, needed answers to how such a tragedy could happen.
Citi Bike racks have been a controversial matter since New York City implemented the bike-share program, but few regarded it as a life-or-death issue. That thinking may soon change, as a Citi Bike lawsuit reaches Manhattan Appellate Court.