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Recent train wreck marks fourth fatal Amtrak crash in two months

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.

New York in the Top 3 for wrongful conviction exonerations in 2017

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.

Infant mortality rate low in New York — but problems still exist

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.

Tips patients can use to help avoid errors in the operating room

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.

BLS Report: Workplace and construction deaths are on the rise

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.

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