Throughout buildings in New York City, elevators are a common sight. Like any other piece of machinery, they must be serviced on a regular basis. While when maintained correctly, they usually work as intended, there are times when people are hurt as a result of the way in which the machine is operating. Recently a 12-year-old girl was injured when an elevator did not work as intended.
Each day in New York City there is some type of construction going on. While this activity is vital to maintaining and improving the city it does not go on without some risk. Accidents at construction sites that result in injuries to workers are all too common of an occurrence. In the worst cases the incidents result in death. These incidents are the result of many things including issues with equipment, falling objects and worker falls.
Most New York City residents are likely aware of the tragic building explosion and then fire and collapse that occurred in Harlem earlier this week. Prior to the explosion there was at least one complaint to the utility company regarding the odor of gas. Thus far, seven people are confirmed as dead. Another 40 individuals were hurt in the incident. It is possible that the death toll could rise as the site is cleaned up.
Most American motorists now understand that distracted driving behavior is incredibly dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, more than 20 percent of unintentional auto accidents were directly caused by motorists choosing to use cellphones while driving in 2010 alone. Auto manufacturers, cellphone manufacturers and app manufacturers are continually developing various smart technologies in the hopes that more advanced tech will make distracted driving less hazardous.