Everyone knows construction is a dangerous gig. Whether you are working with heavy machinery or high atop scaffolding, there are dangers everywhere -- and many of them are deadly.
Having fatigued truckers on the road is an obvious danger, which is one reason why there are so many rules and regulations regarding how long truck drivers can stay behind the wheel before taking a break.
Any time people talk about rising healthcare costs, the conversation often turns into a debate about tort reform. On one side of the argument are those who believe doctors need to be held accountable when they make mistakes. After all, how can victims of medical malpractice be expected to move forward with their lives if they are unable to seek damages for their injuries?
A few months ago, we told you about a report issued by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) that found that construction deaths in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016. This annual report, which was aptly titled Deadly Skyline, provided an in-depth analysis on construction fatalities throughout the state.
When we go to the hospital with a medical emergency, we expect that the doctors working there will be able to at least figure out what is causing our medical problems. Unfortunately, we may be expecting too much.
According to a recent report issued by The National Registry of Exonerations, there were at least 139 wrongfully-convicted individuals who were exonerated last year in the United States, with New York having the fourth most exonerations in the nation.
According to officials, a 34-year-old immigrant construction worker was killed in a horrific forklift accident while working on a Queens' construction site last Tuesday. Sadly, this particular construction site is no stranger to safety-related problems.
A couple weeks ago, we told you about a re-introduced New York bill that is currently seeking to increase the benefits provided to victims of wrongful convictions. Among the benefits proposed by this legislation -- otherwise known as Assembly Bill 3894 -- include free college tuition, health care paid for by the state and the reimbursement of legal fees.
Every year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, a report dedicated to examining the number of fatal work injuries suffered in a number of industries, including construction.
Over the last several years, few industries have experienced as many advancements and breakthroughs as healthcare -- everything from new medications to state-of-the-art surgical and diagnostic tools.