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May 2013 Archives

Truck accident kills seven after trailer detaches from rig

Seven people, including three young children, were killed in a horrific semi-truck accident in New York. The accident, which happened when the trailer somehow disconnected from the truck while the vehicle was moving down the road, may raise questions about the safety of the truck.

Bill would add new criminal penalties for staged car accidents

Should it be a crime to stage a car accident for the insurance money? A New York assemblyman thinks so. He and others are working on legislation that could create more penalties for staging accidents in order to defraud insurance firms. The story of a fatal accident in Queens is spurring the legislation.

Two workers are recovering after New York cherry picker accident

Construction work is dangerous, but proper safety measures can help prevent deaths and lessen injuries during a workplace accident. In one recent New York construction accident, safety harnesses may have saved the lives or reduced the injuries of two construction workers

Distracted driving crashes may be higher than federal data show

Distracted driving may be a more serious problem than the statistics suggest. A safety group recently analyzed state and federal fatal car accident data, and found that fatal accidents in which drivers were on the phone have been seriously underreported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) says that it's working with states to get better data, but that accurate information about distracted driver accidents is difficult to obtain.

Company fined for failing to protect workers from falls

A construction company faces $121,000 in federal fines for failing to protect workers from falls on the roof of a shopping center. The company's troubles began when an inspector from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) saw roofers working on a pitched roof without protective systems, even though they were more than 14 feet in the air. Other workers had harnesses that were not properly attached.

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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