When the hot water temperature in a building fluctuates into extreme temperatures, it creates dangerous conditions for tenants. If you are taking a shower or a bath you can receive severe burns because of scalding hot water. At 140°, water takes only a few seconds to cause third-degree burns, which penetrate the skin and can create permanent . . .
For Stephen Hewett-Brown the year 2016 was not to be. Instead, on New Year's Eve he was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator at the Broome Street high-rise. Witnesses say that he managed to push a woman to safety before perishing. The Buildings Department is currently investigating the precise cause of the accident. There had previously . . .
In response to a large increase in worker deaths in the last fiscal year, changes to the status quo are being proposed. Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY, said it is a priority to get legislation passed requiring workers on buildings over ten stories to participate in a Department of Labor . . .
People in the right places are starting to take notice of a disturbing trend. The media has begun reporting more stories about construction related accidents in New York City. Construction workers, many of whom are in the United States illegally, are suffering horrible injuries at worksites across New York City because of a lack of proper safety . . .
In Midtown Manhattan a five-story townhouse undergoing demolition collapsed. The site which is the future home of the Aloft New York Midtown Hotel is owned by industry giant Starwood. At the time of the collapse there were 19 workers inside the building. Unfortunately, only 18 made it out alive. Pedro Bacilio was killed in the collapse and Kairo . . .
A drop in available site-safety engineers combined with a huge upswing in construction in New York City has led to an increase in the number of laborers dying at construction sites. "Eighteen workers died during the last federal fiscal year. . . That's up from twelve during the previous 12 months and seven the year before that, according to the . . .
For the second time since demolition began in New York City this March to demolish a block of Midtown East office buildings, workers have been injured in falls when part of the building collapsed on them. The latest demolition mishap occurred the morning of Friday, July 24; two employees of Waldorf Demolition were working on a scaffold on the . . .
When you are leaving your building, going to work, entering a retail store or restaurant, the last thing you may think about is a trip or slip and fall accident. People are injured every day by trips or slips and falls over entrance way carpets or rugs with raised edges, missing tiles, or broken sidewalks. Property and business owners are . . .
On Thursday, March 27, 2015 a powerful explosion destroyed two buildings at 121 and 123 Second Avenue near Seventh Street in New York City. The fire quickly spread to neighboring buildings, injuring at least a dozen people, four of them critically, according to the FDNY. A 23-year-old man was still missing as of Friday morning. Witnesses . . .
New York City is well known for its many tall buildings, which also means that elevator accidents frequently occur. Tragically, a man in Queens was killed after falling down an elevator shaft on August 6t, 2014. As reported by 7online.com, the elevator had a history of ongoing problems, including seven complaints and four inspection violations. . . .