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These Shoddy Sidewalk Sheds Are Disasters Waiting To Happen

Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

This article was republished with permission from The New York World. By Sebastien Malo, The New York World On a May 2012 afternoon in the East...

Before Deadly Explosion, NYC Still Didn't Have A Buildings Commissioner

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Before two buildings in New York City exploded on Wednesday, killing 7 people and injuring over 60, Mayor Bill de Blasio still hadn't appointed a new ...

After Collapse, City Suspends LIcense Of Crane Operator

AP | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The operator of a crane that collapsed at a New York City construction site was trying to lift a load more than twice as heavy as the cran...

PHOTOS: Residents Evacuated After Building Collapse In Brooklyn

DNAinfo.com | Posted 09.01.2012 | New York

BROOKYLN -- A brownstone building in Carroll Gardens collapsed early Monday with six people inside the three-story structure, authorities said. Eme...

Building Collapse Kills Worker, Injures Three Others

AP | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Fire officials say a partial building collapse in New York City has killed one construction worker and injured three others. The sin...

Elevator Worker Electrocuted To Death in Midtown

Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

An elevator worker was electrocuted to death in Midtown Wednesday night, The Daily News reports. Authorities say 44-year-old Ed Bradley died after com...

5 Workers Fired After Deadly Elevator Accident

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Five elevator mechanics who were on duty when an advertising executive was crushed to death were fired Wednesday, two days after city inve...

Woman Who Witnessed Elevator Death Sues

Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

One of two people who witnessed the horrifying elevator accident that killed ad executive Suzaane Hart last month is so traumatized by the event she's...

Elevator That Killed Woman Was Serviced Hours Before Accident

Posted 12.16.2011 | New York

The fatal midtown elevator accident that horrified New Yorkers Wednesday is being investigated by the New York City Department of Buildings, who is fo...