Several New York lawmakers are sponsoring legislation that will, if passed, increase the benefits for those wrongfully convicted of criminal offenses.
According to a new report issued last month by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), an alarming 71 workers died in construction-related accidents in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.
New York's 133-year-old Scaffolding Law is once again being attacked -- although this time by federal lawmakers.
The last few months have been particularly tragic ones for Amtrak. In fact, since the beginning of December, there have been four fatal accidents involving Amtrak trains — with the most recent one occurring just last Sunday when a train traveling from New York City to Miami was involved in a head-on collision in South Carolina.
It is no secret that our criminal justice system has its flaws. In New York alone, there are many examples of innocent individuals having to spend years behind bars after being convicted of crimes they didn’t commit, only to be exonerated and freed decades later.
Tuesday was a particularly deadly day for those working construction in NYC, with two individuals falling to their deaths just hours apart.
Compared to other states in the U.S., the infant mortality rate in New York is quite low. In fact, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York’s infant mortality rate was only 4.72 deaths per 1,000 births from 2013 through 2015, which was the eight lowest in the nation.
When most people think about the potential dangers lurking on construction sites, images of live electrical wires, falling objects and rickety scaffolding are often the types of hazards that pop into their heads.
Even though we trust our doctors and other medical professionals to get things right, the reality is that they make mistakes just like everyone else. However, there is one very big difference between medical mistakes made by doctors and mistakes made by everyone else: medical mistakes can cost people their lives.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary for 2016. One of the most alarming statistics in this report is that there were 5,190 fatal work injuries record in the U.S. that year, of which, 4,693 were in the private sector.