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What are the leading causes of fatal boating accidents?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Boating is a popular recreational activity here in New York State. However, those operating a watercraft must take their responsibility seriously. Boating accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths every year. The good news is…

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What are the most common causes of construction site fatalities?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, September 30, 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,821 workers killed while working on the job in 2014. That’s the equivalent of more than 13 deaths each day, or over 92 deaths each week. Construction site fatalities accounted…

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9/11 families still fighting for right to sue Saudi Arabia

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, September 16, 2016. Victims and surviving family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks may be able to sue Saudi Arabia for its reported ties to the terrorists. However, as with so many things, it is in the hands of those…

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Electronic cigarettes could cause popcorn lung

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Some of our readers may have heard the term “popcorn lung.” It’s actual name is a far more daunting one — bronchiolitis obliterans. It became known as popcorn lung because it’s a condition sometimes acquired by workers in plants…

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Construction workers face a multitude of dangers

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces there are. Apart from the abundance of potentially dangerous equipment and materials, too many worksite managers put cost and time constraints above worker safety. Among the most common causes of construction…

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Tragic tugboat and construction barge crash in Hudson River

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, March 18, 2016. Boat accidents can happen on any body of water during any season. One happened just recently, when a tugboat collided with a construction barge. The tugboat had been traveling to Jersey City, New Jersey. It had started out in…

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Man dies in case of premises liability in New York

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Being in an apartment building that has a defective elevator can be scary. In the Lower East Side of New York City, New York, a man was killed because an elevator pinned him down between the floor and the…

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One Man Tragically Killed in New Years Eve Elevator Accident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in Elevator Accident on Monday, January 4, 2016. On January 1, 2016 the New York Times reported that on New Years Eve a falling elevator crushed a man to death at a building located at 131 Broome Street in Manhattan. The Times reported that the building had…

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Falling bricks are a hazard for New Yorkers

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in Injuries on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. On Monday December 7, 2015 the police closed several blocks on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after bricks fell from the facade of a condominium building more than 30 stories high, on East 63rd Street. The New York Times…

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