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October 2018 Archives

Driver's license suspension versus revocation in New York

Depending on the circumstances, sometimes when a person in New York is charged with a drunk driving offense, they may face the revocation or suspension of their driver's license. This can be very damaging on a person's everyday life. Driving is a necessity for many people, as it may be their only way to travel to work, run errands or go pretty much anywhere. Therefore, it is important to understand the difference between the revocation of one's driver's license and the suspension of one's driver's license.

OSHA focuses on trenching and excavation safety

New York construction workers face an array of job hazards. They often work in incomplete structures or deal with heavy machinery. Given the type of work that these employees do, workplace accidents can be serious and even deadly. Trenching and excavation projects are particularly risky. Between 2011 and 2016, 130 workers were killed on the job while working on these types of projects. Even more concerning, a full 49 percent of these deaths happened between 2015 and 2016 alone.

Apartment floor collapse at party leads to injuries

Some New York residents might have heard about a floor collapse that happened at a party in South Carolina. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 21. Partygoers at a clubhouse were dancing when the floor gave way and they fell into the basement below. Police said ambulances went to the scene after a call was received about the collapse around 12:30 a.m.

UFC brawl sparks questions about liability

New York mixed martial arts fans may wonder about the implications of the brawl that broke out after the Ultimate Fighting Championship match 229, which brought together Irish fighter Conor McGregor and Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. Both MMA fighters as well as their supporters, coaches and trainers were involved in the ruckus that followed the bout, in which Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor. Fans may be most curious about what steps they could take if they were seriously injured while watching live sports.

Newsweek allegedly involved in fraud and money laundering scheme

Publishing companies IBT Media and Christian Media, and executives with those companies, are facing fraud charges for their involvement in an alleged fraud and money-laundering conspiracy involving Newsweek magazine. The district attorney's office recently conducted an investigation, which included raiding IBT's offices.

2017 NHTSA figures show fewer fatalities except for trucks

New York drivers may be less likely to have fatal accidents on rural than urban roads, and fatal accidents are down overall across the country compared to 2015 and 2016. However, truck drivers could be at a greater accident risk than drivers of other types of vehicles.

How to avoid slip-and-fall injuries

All New Yorkers should know about the various slip-and-fall hazards and how to work around them. That way, they can avoid accidents. Slip and falls occur most frequently from December to February when slippery ice is more prevalent. However, other common causes include liquids or grease on the floor, unsafe use of scaffolding or ladders and poorly lit stairs. Most falls are from the same level.

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