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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 in NYC?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction related deaths continue to be one of the top 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 her rights after a construction accident, it can prevent him or her from getting the full financial resources...

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

Annual 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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Senior Trial Partner Jeff Korek Co-Chairs 2018 Edition of“25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In the Middle of the Night”

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Jeff Korek, senior trial partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C., is a co-chair of the 2018 seminar edition of “25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In the Middle of the Night.” The seminar is organized by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute for the third consecutive year. It will be a two-night event, held on June 5th and June 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the NYSTLA headquarters, at 132 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038. After last year’s success, “25 Trial Issues” is back this year with new questions and topics...

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Holding Cruise Ships Accountable for Sexual Assault and Rape That Happen On a Cruise

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Cruises are meant to be a time of fun and creating great memories. Unfortunately, cruise ships have taken some families from sunny destinations to much darker places, leaving victims of sexual assault to take troubled and stormy experiences back home. In fact, reports show that more than half of crimes reported by cruise lines are sexual assaults. Even more disturbing is that one-third of all assaults are on minor passengers. Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes Committed by Crew Members Upon Passengers Sexual assault and rape by crewmembers on passengers or other crew members may not be the norm on...

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Rapes and Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships

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Just because you are on a cruise it does not mean that you are completely safe from getting sexually assaulted or raped.  Unfortunately, bad things can happen on cruise ships as well. Under certain conditions, you may be able to hold the cruise line owners and operators liable for these unfortunate events. Although filing a claim will not undo what happened, it can bring a sense of closure and justice for these bad things that happened to you. Common Reasons Why Rapes and Sexual Assaults Happen on Cruise Ships Below are five common circumstances that either individually or in...

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103 Uber Drivers Accused of Sexual Assault in 4 Years

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Uber advertises itself as providing safe rides home. But a CNN investigation found at least 103 drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse over the last four years. One particular victim says she feels anxiety and depression after seeking a safe ride home by using the convenient Uber app, but instead getting assaulted. Her Uber driver is charged with felony sexual battery and is facing trial. This victim is one of many. The CNN investigation uncovered dozens of similar cases. None of the information comes from Uber, which refused to provide any data on how many of...

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