Earlier this week, Staten Island was the scene of a 10-vehicle pile-up that included at least one fatality and nearly a dozen injured.
While an argument could be made that there are no routine surgical procedures, as any use of anesthesia can cause complications, patients do not usually expect to die during outpatient surgeries.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, questions go rushing through your mind. Do you call the police? Do you need a lawyer? Should I call a loved one?
One seldom mentioned hazard to construction workers is compartment syndrome, a very serious condition involving a build-up of pressure in the muscle compartments. If left untreated, nerve or muscle damage and circulatory problems can result.
They're as much a part of summer as ants at a picnic — the proliferation of carnivals and street fairs with rides that pop up overnight for a few days or a weekend of fun before breaking camp and moving on to the next destination on the circuit. But how safe are those rides?