Family of Son Killed in White Plains Crash Files Suit Against Three Local Bars

Penelope Ward, the mother of 27 year-old Isaac Ward, who was killed in a car crash, filed a lawsuit against the driver and the three local bars that served...

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The13th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament: Dedicated to the Youth of the Bronx

Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament

On August 18th and 19th, the Bronx community will host the 13th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament in St. James Park in the Bronx. Known as one of the elite street basketball events on the East Coast, the tournament provides two days of high-flying hoops featuring eight of the best teams from around the country. One Bronx family turned tragedy into hope and triumph through the simple game of basketball. After losing six family members in a crash on the Bronx River Parkway in 2006, Dexter Gardiner and his wife Sherri chose to dedicate their lives to help the...

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Pedestrians Are at Risk in Crosswalks

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New York streets and sidewalks are crowded. Pedestrians have to hustle and sometimes claim their ground to get their space on sidewalks. Obeying the rules of crosswalks and sidewalks are crucial in order to cross safely and arrive at your destination alive. Although you may not be able to control vehicles around you, you can do certain things to ensure your safety while crossing the street. Dangers of NYC Crosswalks New York State averages nearly 300 pedestrian fatalities each year. In conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, New York State Department of Transportation is sponsoring a statewide effort to...

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Security Guard Struck to Death by Glass Panel at Manhattan Construction Site

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A security guard was fatally struck and another worker was seriously injured in a construction site accident in New York when a large panel of glass fell. The FDNY responded to calls for a construction related accident at 217 West 57th St. just after 10:30 a.m. on May 23rd.   Upon arriving at the scene, the paramedics observed that a large glass panel had fallen on Harry Ramnauth, a 67-year-old, security guard at the Central Park Tower Construction site. He was later pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The 8 by 14-foot piece of glass weighed several thousand pounds...

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Common Car Accident Injuries

New York Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of serious injuries. According to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the economic and societal harm caused by motor vehicle crashes amount to more than $871 billion each year in the United States. Approximately $277 billion of this total price tag was attributed to economic costs – nearly $900 per person each year. The remaining $594 billion was accounted for harm from loss of life and pain and decreased quality of life. Although car crash injuries generally vary for each victim based on the specific facts of...

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OSHA Proposed New Crane Safety Rule

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Crane accidents can result in serious and even fatal accidents. One way to prevent these tragic accidents is to make sure crane operators are adequately trained and certified. After multiple complaints from the construction industry about the lack of proper training and certification, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finally proposed some changes. On May 18, 2018, OSHA proposed an update to its crane safety rules. OSHA changed certain provisions and added new minimum operator competency requirements. The agency further proposed to remove a current provision requiring multiple certification levels based on an equipment’s lifting capacity. In its place,...

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Life Long Effects of Anoxic Brain Injury

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It takes only four minutes of lack of oxygen for brain cells to die. Hypoxia occurs when an infant is deprived of sufficient oxygen during the birthing process. Anoxia is a more severe form of hypoxia and occurs when the infant is totally deprived of oxygen. Anoxic trauma can result in severe brain damage and lead to cerebral palsy and a host of other medical conditions. Effects of Anoxic Brain Injury The human body generally responds to anoxic trauma by increasing blood flow to the brain. It does so in an attempt to restore sufficient supply of oxygen. However,...

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What Are My Rights As A Construction Worker?

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The construction industry is one of the toughest and most dangerous industries in which to make a living. Construction accident related deaths have consecutively topped the Bureau of Labor Statistics list for Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. In 2015, the construction industry once again topped the list with 937 worker fatalities. This was a 4% increase in occupational fatalities over the 899 reported for 2014. The numbers seem to be growing each year. With such high risks of injuries and death, it is important that construction workers know their rights. If an injured worker fails to assert his or...

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Gardiner Foundation & GLK Present The Third Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Clinic

The Gardiner Foundation is hosting it’s third annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Clinic on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at St. James Park in the Bronx (193rd Street and Jerome). Registration will begin at 10 am. The clinic will be held from noon – 4 pm. More than 200 boys and girls are expected at this clinic. It is free to the public and open to kids ages 7 – 15. The first 150 kids to sign up the morning of will receive a free tee shirt. With the help of volunteers and coaches, including former NBA and Division I level players, the clinic focuses on...

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