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Author Archives: Michael Barasch

Crane Company to Pay Nearly $48 Million After Accident

The owner of a crane that reportedly killed two construction workers must now pay nearly $48 million in damages. Although acquitted of criminal manslaughter charges, the owner and his company were the focus of a civil wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a 27-year-old man who was working below the crane when it collapsed,… Read More »

Cyclist Hits Pedestrian, Then Flees the Scene

A bicyclist who plowed into a pedestrian on the Upper East Side was caught on film before quickly riding away from the scene. Video footage was obtained via a dash cam in the victim’s car, which showed the aftermath of a cyclist sideswiping the 67-year-old woman. The woman had reportedly parked her car and was… Read More »

The Different Types of Product Recalls

As consumers, we buy products in good faith, believing that manufacturers have complied with all necessary regulations to ensure the goods we use—whether they are motor vehicles, electronics or food — are safe and reliable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Product recalls are common, and as widely publicized cases like those involving the… Read More »

Crash on Whitestone Bridge Leaves Nine Injured

Four vehicles recently collided on the Whitestone Bridge, entangling traffic for an hour and leaving nine people with significant injuries. The accident occurred on the Queens side of the bridge in the southbound lanes. All of the victims were reportedly taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to officials who arrived at the scene. Motorists… Read More »

Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash Injures 18 People

The early morning rush hour recently ended in a crash between two buses in the Lincoln Tunnel June 10. Authorities reported that 18 people were hurt, but none of them suffered critical injuries. The New Jersey Transit bus and private bus reportedly struck each other in the center tube of the tunnel. Traffic was rerouted… Read More »

School Bus Collides with SUV in Lido Beach

A mini school bus and a SUV slammed into one another in the eastbound lanes of Lido Boulevard in Long Beach recently. The accident reportedly took place near the Malibu Beach Club and resulted in significant traffic delays. Fortunately, no students were riding in the bus at the time of the crash, and only one… Read More »

Manhattan Crane Accident Injures 10 People

Construction workers were lifting a piece of mechanical equipment on a crane Sunday, May 31 when the equipment reportedly snapped off and fell 28 stories. According to authorities, 10 people were injured in the accident, including two construction workers and eight passersby who were walking or driving below. Fortunately, all of the victims were only… Read More »

Child Suffers Fatal Injury Due to Falling Brick

A brick from a building on the Upper West Side reportedly slipped away from the facade and fatally hit a two-year-old child who was under the care of her grandmother at the time. The brick apparently tumbled down eight stories from a crumbling window ledge at the Esplanade Manhattan nursing home, striking the woman and… Read More »

Crane Malfunction Kills Construction Safety Director in New

A crane at a construction site in Midtown Manhattan reportedly killed its safety director after it malfunctioned. The safety director was identified as a 40-year-old man who was inspecting the hydraulics of the equipment when the crane’s boom pinned him against his truck. Firefighters rushed to the construction site on East 44th St. and used… Read More »

Ford Recalls New F-150 Pickup Trucks

Automaker Ford recently issued a recall of more than 12,300 of its 2015 model year F-150 pickup trucks. The recall spans North America and involves the possible faulty riveting on the upper intermediate or I-shaft. Separation of the unit can cause an unpredictable loss of steering control. One incident that appears related to the recall… Read More »