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Brooklyn Workplace Injury Turned Fatal Under Investigation

 Earlier this month, Gustavo Tapia, aged 22, died in a forklift accident in Brooklyn, New York. He was using a walk behind forklift to push a Yale forklift up a ramp when it rolled backward and pinned him against the wall. The operator of the electric forklift was unscathed but Tapia died from his workplace injury. The Dangers of Forklifts The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that inadequate training causes a number of […]

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The Leading Causes of Bicycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Bicycling continues to soar in popularity. If you’re one of the growing number who has taken up the sport, you will enjoy improved health and wellness, the camaraderie of other cyclists, among numerous other benefits that are unique to each rider. Not to deter you from bicycling, but it’s important to be acutely aware of the hazards that all too often befall bicyclists when on the road. Cyclists are often at the mercy of vehicles […]

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Brooklyn Construction Accident Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

A Brooklyn accident claimed the life of a 25-year-old construction worker earlier this month. This accident also injured three of his co-workers. The accident occurred when the second story flooring of a private home that the men were remodeling collapsed. Brooklyn resident Santos Garcia was standing on the flooring when it gave way. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene of the accident, Garcia was unresponsive. The other three workers were injured in the accident […]

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Radiation Overdose by CT Brain Perfusion Scan: A Clear Case of Medical Malpractice

In 2010, prompted by an inconclusive investigation by the Food and Drug Administration, the NY Times set out to do an examination of radiation overdose as a result of the CT brain perfusion scan. The Times review unearthed that overdoses were occurring at an alarming rate. Not only that, but they were larger and more widespread than ever before realized. The review also revealed details as to exactly how and why such overdoses occur, and […]

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