New York City landlords have the responsibility of ensuring that their apartment buildings are well-maintained, safe and clean in both the units themselves and also the common areas. Tenants must have both hot and cold running water in their apartments, heat, adequate lighting and security measures in place.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, falls are the leading cause of deaths on construction sites. As New York City is always in the throes of construction projects, it is vital for companies to have health and safety provisions in place to protect their workers from being killed or injured in falls on the job.
Millions of people call New York City home, and the thriving metropolis is known for its many skyscrapers and multi-story hotels and apartment buildings. Elevators are a way of life in New York City, and many people experience being stuck on an elevator from time to time. However, sometimes these incidents do much more damage than making a person late for work.
The recent grand jury decision not to indict the officer that many have said are responsible for the death of a Staten Island man has shaken New York City residents and citizens all across the United States. However, the matter remains far from resolved.