Construction work can be dangerous. Working on scaffolding at high elevations can increase that danger, particularly in a city like New York with its abundance of tall buildings and heavy pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. Workers' compensation is available in the event of an on-the-job accident and there is a law in place that is intended to help protect New York construction workers, not just in the city but also throughout the state.
Being a teenager is not easy. The pressure to fit in can lead one into activities that can turn into serious legal problems. A pair of New York teenagers face charges for car theft in connection with multiple instances of stolen vehicles in the Buffalo area. The two are ages 18 and 15 and are facing criminal charges.
Railways across the nation are working to install Positive Train Control (PTC), a complicated safety system designed to slow or stop trains that are traveling too fast or are heading for a collision or a misaligned track switch.
Everyone has seen the “baby on board” sign in the back of some parent’s window, and for good reason. Children are at a great risk when in a car accident. When you get into a car crash with your young children in the car, it can be very dangerous.