New Yorkers are used to seeing construction going on in all five boroughs of the city. One of the most dangerous aspects of construction is actually the demolition process. Electrocutions, impalements, building collapses and fires all are hazards that workers face when involved in the demolition of a structure.
Whether they're dashing into the deli for some corned beef or breezing into the neighborhood bodega for a cold beer, most New Yorkers aren't thinking that they might wind up leaving on an ambulance-bound stretcher.
According to one federal agency, the construction industry in New York City can be a dangerous field. Preliminary numbers provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the city's construction industry came in second place for the highest rate of workplace fatalities in 2013, the most recent year with data available.
A Massachusetts driver allegedly tried to escape arrest after being involved in a drunk driving accident. The accused 25-year-old man hails from Pembroke, Massachusetts. In addition to fleeing an accident scene, the man was also charged with drunk driving, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and refusal to submit to chemical testing. As a result, the other driver who was involved in the crash could have a viable claim for personal injury and property damages.