September is here and the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) regular season will soon be coming to a close. Lest not forget a severe accident that happened almost a year ago at the New York Yankee’s stadium; a toddler was struck in the head by a 105 MPH line-drive foul ball. Thankfully, the little girl is doing rather well, considering the circumstances. In the wake of the incident, there has been a push to create more safety regulations in all MLB parks.… Read the rest
Many people visit a bar, lounge, or nightclub to relax and spend time with their family and friends. With patrons often consuming alcohol, a major concern among restaurant owners is the potential for fights to occur in their establishment. With that being said, oftentimes, these establishments will hire security personnel to ensure the safety of its staff members and customers. While security personnel are required to take the necessary steps to mitigate risk and ensure peace, there are times that these individuals end up harming a customer.… Read the rest
According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 slip-and-fall accidents occur at restaurants across the United States each day.
Be Mindful of Cooking Oil and Greasy Substances
Commonly, the use of cooking oil in restaurants can result in serious fryer burns. In addition, spills from cooking oil have been commonly linked to slip and fall injuries by both workers and patrons. Oftentimes, this occurs when the oil is improperly disposed or leaks onto the floor from a waste bag while being taken out to the trash. To help decrease the number of burns and slip and falls associated with … Read the rest
The New York County Supreme Court awarded $29.3 million to a New York University student who fell from a faulty East Village fire escape in 2008. After a four-week long trial to ascertain damages, Anastasia Klupchak succeeded in her claim against the owner and managing agent of 82 Second Avenue. The complaint alleged that the owner and managing agent were negligent in their failure to update the outdated fire escape.
In 2008, the 22-year-old Klupchak was visiting her friend in the East Village apartment when she stepped out onto a vertical ladder fire escape platform that only had railings on … Read the rest
In 1992 the first workplace fatalities census was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to provide insight into insight into the safety of workplaces in America and reveal professions of people most at risk for fatal workplace injuries. Although the census revealed a steady, downward trend in on-the-job fatalities since the 1990s, the the annual total of fatal workplace injuries in 2015 was the highest number reported since 2008. The data also revealed that in 2015 slips, trips and falls accounted for the second-highest common cause of workplace fatalities and men accounted for 93 percent of workplace … Read the rest
After a long winter, the summer is upon us and it seems like a great time to head out to the pool. Unfortunately, this can be more dangerous than you think. So many swimming pool injuries occur through this season every year, which is why having legal representation from Levine & Slavit is so crucial. We have helped parents throughout the Long Island and Manhattan area deal with various legal matters that relate to children’s safety and the well-being of minors, because we feel that the rights of the young need to be taken very seriously.
The Summertime Can Be… Read the rest
Maybe so, but can you brag that yours is one of the ten worst elevator offenders in New York City? If you want to know, go to the website of the New York City Buildings Department, you can find a list of ten of the top offenders who will be pursued under the Department’s Elevator Enforcement Program. The list is compiled using complaint data, violations, maintenance filings, and field inspection records. Many of these type of reports are available online and may serve as a gauge of the safety of a building and potential for liability for an unsafe condition … Read the rest
Your first reaction may be, “You mean right now they’re not?!” Yet it’s true. But after three elevator accidents, two of them fatal, in six months, the City Council is considering licensing elevator mechanics for the first time. Council officials say most people do not realize the mechanics that fix the elevators are not licensed. The city’s building commissioner supports the licensing measure. The council is also considering a bill to require safety devices in some residential buildings to prevent elevators from skyrocketing to the ceiling.
New York is among just 14 states that do not require that elevator technicians … Read the rest