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Gas Explosions

In June, 3 utility workers were injured after a gas leak caused an explosion and fire in Brooklyn. In September, a faulty plan to replace gas pipes led to multiple explosions and fires near Boston, killing one person, injuring 20, and leaving others without homes. Gas explosions are usually preventable and can cause serious and devastating injuries. Read more

New York Labor Laws and Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places for workers. Construction fatalities in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016.  Recognizing the need for construction workers and the significant risk these workers are placed at every day, New York state has labor laws in place that give special protection to workers who are injured in construction site accidents. Read more

Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 burn injuries received medical treatment in 2016. Burn injuries are not only extremely painful, but they can cause life-altering permanent disabilities. A victim of a burn injury could have substantial skin damage, and there can be extensive and costly medical treatment involved. Read more

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

It happens at an alarming rate. Drivers barely able to keep their eyes open are driving all over New York City and placing pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists on the road at risk. Drowsy driving can cause drivers to focus less on the road, have slower reaction times if they need to suddenly steer or brake, and have a decreased capacity to make safe decisions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 in 25 drivers admits to falling asleep at the wheel at some point. That’s a frightening number when Read more