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Building collapse in midtown kills one worker and injures another

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Building collapse in midtown kills one worker and injures another

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, October 30, 2015. A building located at West 38th Street and 5th Avenue being converted into a luxury hotel collapsed this morning killing one worker and injuring another. Construction like this is going on all over the City and the workers involved…

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Why is it important to take action when a product is recalled?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Recalls of products happen fairly often. They can occur due to simple product defects but can also occur because something about the product presents a danger to the safety or health of the consumers who have it. For that…

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Breaking down the 4 main types of construction accidents

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, October 23, 2015. The dangers of the construction industry are well known in Manhattan. It’s the most dangerous industry, in many ways, in the entire state. The stats given out by both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Safety &…

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Tractor-trailer strikes and kills bicyclist

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. News 4 New York reported today that the driver of a tractor-trailer made a right turn onto 56th Road at 48th Street in Sunnyside, Queens today and struck and killed a 34-year-old bicyclist, Anna Rodriguez, of Ridgewood. The truck…

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What should you do if you've been injured in a bus accident?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The 32 year old driver of an RC Travelways coach bus died last Monday in a bus accident when the bus he was driving struck a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Connecticut, according to a news report. The bus…

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Is the landlord always liable for tenant or visitor injuries?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Friday, October 16, 2015. The trouble with asking if a landlord is always liable is that absolutes rarely work in cases like this. Certainly, it cannot be said that a landlord is always liable when people are injured in a rental property in…

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Man dies in tragic New York City elevator accident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in Elevator Accident on Friday, October 9, 2015. A 37 year-old man was killed, the New York Times reported, “after he stepped into an elevator whose unpredictable jerks and wobbles had occasionally unnerved tenants.” The door remained open but the elevator plunged to the basement, carrying the…

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Amtrak train derails in Vermont

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in Injuries on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The New York Times reported that 7 people were hurt, one seriously, when The Vermonter, an Amtrak train travelling southbound to Washington, D.C. that was carrying 98 passengers and four crew members, derailed after hitting rocks on the tracks in…

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