How a Long-Sought Bill Could Make Construction Work Less Deadly

Carlos Moncayo, 22, died seven years ago at a Manhattan construction site. A bill on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk aims to make conditions safer for workers like him.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #manhattan-nyc, #mason-tendersdistrict-council, #moncayo-carlos-d-2015, #new-york-state, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Taxi Jumps Curb, Critically Injuring 3 Pedestrians in Manhattan

The accident happened in the Flatiron district, a neighborhood packed with hotels, bars and restaurants.

#accidents-and-safety, #bellevue-hospital-center, #flatiron-district-manhattan-ny, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #walking

Dozens Killed and Hundreds Burned in Bangladesh Depot Disaster

A fire set off a series of explosions, killing at least 39 people, including firefighters. Many others were in critical condition.

#accidents-and-safety, #bangladesh, #chattogram-a-k-a-chittagong, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #ports, #sittakunda

The Men Lost to 20 Bruckner Boulevard

They were transforming a century-old Bronx ice house into a charter school. It became one of the deadliest construction sites in New York City in almost two decades.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #daves-michael-1971, #deaths-fatalities, #drew-katz, #jorge-madruga, #lewis-katz, #marco-martinez, #mauricio-sanchez, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yonin-pineda

Fraternity Brothers Acquitted on Most Serious Charges in Student’s Death

The two men were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in the death of Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old Bowling Green State University sophomore. But they were convicted of hazing and other lesser counts.

#accidents-and-safety, #alcohol-abuse, #bowling-green-ohio, #bowling-green-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #ohio-university, #toledo-ohio

Larimar, the Dominican Republic’s Unique Stone

The Dominican Republic wants jewelers to love larimar, the national stone. But authorities shut the mine temporarily after two fatal accidents.

#accidents-and-safety, #bahoruco-dominican-republic, #dominican-republic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jewels-and-jewelry, #larimar-stone, #mines-and-mining, #rock-and-stone, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-fashion

11 Families in Senegal Welcomed Newborns. A Fire Left Them Devastated.

Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. “There’s nothing we can do but suffer,” said a man who lost his grandson.

#accidents-and-safety, #babies-and-infants, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sall-macky, #senegal

Hotel Saratoga Explosion Updates: Multiple Dead in Apparent Gas Leak

An explosion caused by an apparent gas leak left dozens injured and destroyed parts of a luxury hotel. Other people were possibly trapped inside the rubble.

#accidents-and-safety, #cuba, #explosions-accidental, #havana-cuba

We Must Fix America’s Deadly Roads

Bicyclists and pedestrians are dying at alarming rates. Do we have the courage to remake our car-centric streets?

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #governors-highway-safety-assn, #infrastructure-public-works, #mountain-view-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-calif

RaDonda Vaught, Medical Errors and a Better Way Forward

RaDonda Vaught, a Tennessee nurse, is facing prison time for a medical error.

#accidents-and-safety, #nursing-and-nurses

Desperate for Cash, Afghans Toil in Mines That Are Deadlier Than Ever

Faced with life-threatening hunger, thousands labor in the coal mines of Baghlan. But safety measures that the former government once provided are gone.

#accidents-and-safety, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining, #taliban

What to Do When There Is a Tornado Warning

A tornado warning demands instant action. Here’s what to do if one comes your way, and how you can prepare in advance.

#accidents-and-safety, #automobiles, #content-type-service, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #weather

Surfside Mayor Loses Election

Charles Burkett was the mayor of Surfside when the 13-story Champlain Towers South complex fell in June, killing 98 people. He lost his re-election bid by 33 votes on Tuesday.

#accidents-and-safety, #burkett-charles-w, #danzinger-shlomo, #elections-mayors, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

After MoMA Stabbings, Museums Review Their Safety Protocols

Violent acts in museums are rare, experts say, but the seriousness of the recent attack at the Museum of Modern Art has focused attention on protecting visitors and employees.

#accidents-and-safety, #art, #assaults, #cabana-gary, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #seattle-wash, #seattle-art-museum, #security-and-warning-systems, #wages-and-salaries

In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge Horrors Few Want to Remember

Two-thirds of Cambodians are under the age of 30 — born decades after the Khmer Rouge’s totalitarian terror and the American carpet-bombing campaign.

#accidents-and-safety, #cambodia, #deaths-fatalities, #hun-sen, #khmer-rouge, #mines-explosive, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Combat at Ukraine Nuclear Plant Adds Radioactive Dangers to Russian Invasion

While Zaporizhzhia appeared secure on Friday, Russia’s seizure of the vast energy production site and potential targeting of another nuclear plant created risks of an accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #defense-and-military-forces, #electric-light-and-power, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #your-feed-science, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Alec Baldwin and ‘Rust’ Producers Sued for Halyna Hutchins’s Death

The suit charges that Baldwin “recklessly shot and killed Halyna Hutchins on the set” and that the production’s “aggressive cost-cutting” had endangered the crew.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #new-mexico, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Stop Calling Them ‘Accidents’

A forthcoming book argues many so-called accidents are due to neglect of the poor and vulnerable.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #internal-sub-only-nl, #national-safety-council

Is My Apartment Building Ready for Fire?

We spoke with an expert about how residents can keep an eye on their buildings and make sure their homes are safe and up to code.

#accidents-and-safety, #fires-and-firefighters, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

Inside a Deadly Bronx Fire: Scenes of Chaos, Desperation and Love

When the building where they made their home became a smoke-filled death trap, hundreds of residents had to make life-or-death decisions as rescue workers raced to save them.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.

#accidents-and-safety, #balkind-teddy-2005-22, #connecticut, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #united-states, #usa-hockey

Why a Closed Door Can Save Lives During a Fire

After a fire in a Bronx high-rise killed 17 people, fire officials are focusing on simple safety measures that can help in the earliest moments of a blaze.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Nearly 5 Years After Grenfell Fire, U.K. Tells Developers to Pay for Upgrades

After a deadly high-rise blaze in 2017, countless instances of unsafe building practices came to light. The latest plan to address them expands who will be covered.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #law-and-legislation

31 Seriously Hurt in Bronx Apartment Building Fire, Officials Say

Up to 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Tremont section, the Fire Department said.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Worker Killed in Pennsylvania Mine Collapse, State Officials Say

The fatal injury occurred when the mine’s roof fell onto equipment the miner was using, officials said. No one else was caught in the collapse.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #mines-and-mining, #pennsylvania, #west-virginia

Victim of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Dies in Ireland

Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.

#accidents-and-safety, #balconies-and-terraces, #berkeley-calif, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #dublin-ireland, #falls, #ireland, #suits-and-litigation-civil

On Slaughterhouse Floor, Fear and Anger Remain

Workers say factories are still glossing over virus safety, as the meatpackers that dominate beef production harvest record profits.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jbs-sa, #labor-and-jobs, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Safety Issues and Defects of Troubled Supertall Tower Are ‘Vastly Exaggerated,’ Developer Says

A developer of 432 Park Avenue, the Midtown building whose residents have complained of flooding, noise and safety issues, said the building is safe, “without a doubt.”

#432-park-avenue-manhattan-ny-apartments, #accidents-and-safety, #cim-group, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

2 Children Die in Inflatable Castle Accident in Tasmania

The students fell 33 feet from a jumping castle that was lifted into the air by a gust of wind, the authorities said. Several others were critically injured.

#accidents-and-safety, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #tasmania-australia

At Amazon Site, Tornado Collided With Company’s Peak Delivery Season

Amazon, which has its highest employment during the holiday shopping season, said the tornado formed at the site’s parking lot.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #buildings-structures, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #edwardsville-ill, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Tornadoes Tear Through South and Midwest, With at Least 70 Dead in Kentucky

Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #arkansas, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #edwardsville-ill, #illinois, #kentucky, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #mississippi, #missouri, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #tennessee, #tornadoes

A Student Was Murdered Near Columbia. What Should the University Do?

The murder of a student adjacent to Columbia’s ever-expanding campus renews questions about the school’s obligations to the surrounding communities.

#accidents-and-safety, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #crime-and-criminals, #giri-davide-d-2021, #income-inequality, #majors-tessa-d-2019, #manhattan-nyc, #morningside-park-manhattan-ny

A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

At least 46 miners were killed in an explosion at a Siberian mine. The director of the mine has been taken into police custody, along with five other administrators.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #siberia

Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

Investigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #kemerovo-russia, #mines-and-mining, #russia

You Should Be Afraid of the Next ‘Lab Leak’

Covid might not have come out of a medical research lab, but it raises some urgent questions about how those facilities operate.

#2021-tech-and-design, #accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #viruses

What Astroworld, the Rust Shooting and the Surfside Collapse Have In Common

From the Salem witch trials to the Astroworld disaster, conspiracy theories and reformist narratives have battled for dominance in the American consciousness. 

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #occult-sciences, #philosophy, #qanon, #rust-movie, #social-media, #stampedes, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

‘Rust’ Script Supervisor Sues Alec Baldwin and Others

A lawsuit filed by the supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, said an injury or death on the set was “a likely result” of the production’s failure to follow safety protocols.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #halls-dave, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #mitchell-mamie, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #svetnoy-serge

The Many Deaths of William Holden Taught Me How to Be Anxious

My father’s tales kept me safe. 

#accidents-and-safety, #aciman-andre, #anxiety-and-stress, #fear-emotion, #parenting

Travis Scott’s Ties to Houston Could Complicate Investigation of Fatal Concert

There are worries about conflicts of interest in the criminal investigation into the deaths of eight concertgoers during Mr. Scott’s performance at the Astroworld festival.

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #music, #police-department-houston-tex, #scott-travis-1992, #stampedes, #turner-sylvester

India Hospital Fire Leaves at Least 4 Infants Dead

The blaze, in a hospital in central India on Monday night, was the latest in a series of deadly fires at health care centers in recent months.

#accidents-and-safety, #bhopal-india, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #india

The ‘Rust’ Shooting Spurs a Debate Over Using Guns on Film Sets

Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot a cinematographer with a gun he had been told was safe, has called for productions to hire police officers to monitor gun safety.

#accidents-and-safety, #american-society-of-cinematographers, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #gun-control, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #halls-dave, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #movies, #rust-movie, #souza-joel-1973, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

At Least 8 Dead at Houston Music Festival After Crowd Surge Causes ‘Panic’

Dozens of other people who attended a Travis Scott concert at the Astroworld music festival were injured, Houston’s fire chief said.

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-fest, #deaths-fatalities, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #pena-samuel

Nigeria Building Collapse Kills at Least 4 With Many More Trapped

As many as 100 workers were feared trapped at a construction site in Lagos, where building collapses are common, with contractors using shoddy materials and regulations often not enforced.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #lagos-nigeria, #nigeria, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How the Shooting on the Alec Baldwin Set Happened

A reconstruction of the events leading up to the fatal shooting of the cinematographer of “Rust,” the Alec Baldwin western, reveals a troubled production and a series of errors.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973

Disaster Prep Kits Get a Makeover

The climate crisis has spawned an unlikely new area of fashion entrepreneurship.

#accidents-and-safety, #disasters-and-emergencies, #emergency-prep, #first-aid, #global-warming, #huck-simon-1983, #judy-prep-inc, #your-feed-fashion

‘Rust’ Armorer Has ‘No Idea’ How Live Rounds Got on Set, Lawyers Say

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was in charge of firearms on the New Mexico film set where Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer with a gun that was not supposed to contain live ammunition.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #bonanza-creek-ranch, #firearms, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

China Digs More Coal for Power Needs, Despite Climate Change

Faced with electricity shortages, the country is racing to expand mining despite risks to the environment, miner safety and the economy.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #shanxi-province-china, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Gun Handed to Alec Baldwin Was Not Thoroughly Checked, Affidavit Says

The bullet that killed the cinematographer on the film “Rust” has been recovered, the Santa Fe County Sheriff said, and investigators believe there were more live rounds on the set.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #halls-dave, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973