In breaking news, a worker was killed in a Manhattan elevator accident earlier today. The details are still thin, but it appears that a man was working in the shaft when he was pinned between two elevator cars. He died at the scene.
While New York has some excellent ski resorts, many aren't aware of the high risk of an accident until they have already been injured. More than 40 people die each year in the U.S. from skiing/snowboarding accidents, on average, according to the National Ski Areas Association (SKAA).
Falling objects are one of the deadliest causes of construction accidents in the U.S., causing 82 deaths in 2013. Just last week, an accident in Jersey City exemplified the danger a falling tool presents.
The popularity of party buses has risen dramatically over the past decade. Party bus companies usually target young people, offering an alcohol-fueled adventure with loud music and swanky lighting. Party buses often shuttle people from club to club and allow passengers to drink during the travel time.
A man in his 40s died at a Queens construction site after falling five stories down an open elevator shaft. The fatal accident is especially troubling because a simple safety precaution could have saved his life.
As comedian/actor Tracy Morgan struggles to survive an auto accident involving a Walmart 18-wheeler, the truck driver insists that he has been unfairly demonized.
A grieving mother is demanding accountability for a fatal Queens car accident that took the life of her son on April 4. The crash killed four young people after their car plunged into Steinway Creek in Astoria.
There were 51 NYC traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2014, a 26 percent decline from that period last year.
Regardless of the weather, spring has arrived and motorcycles will soon be a common fixture on New York City roads. Unfortunately, the start of the NYC motorcycle season usually starts with a rash of deaths and injuries. A dirt bike accident in the Bronx signals the beginning of this annual phenomenon.
New York City commuters need to be especially careful tomorrow, because the Monday after Daylight Saving Time brings a spike in traffic accidents.