As a New York construction worker, the elevators at many of your job sites are themselves still under construction. Consequently, whether or not your job actually includes working on or in elevators, you likely must work near them. This puts you at high risk for sustaining an elevator-related accident.
New York motorists who notice safety violations by drivers who may be drunk or otherwise impaired can report them. One of the most obvious signs is if the driver is actually drinking while behind the wheel, but there are also behaviors that are common to drunk drivers.
Car crashes can result in serious property damage and injuries. New York residents should know, then, what they are expected to do in the wake of a crash. First, it is important to keep calm, as this will allow drivers to remember vital details. They should call 911 if anyone is injured and requires immediate help.
Gas leaks in New York can be dangerous, especially when they occur at a construction site. When construction workers are installing and repairing fixtures for the use of natural gas, the danger of a leak can be elevated. The gas is highly flammable and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning to people and animals in a confined space. In addition, a leak can cause a substantially higher risk of serious fires and explosions. In case of a gas leak, it is essential not to continue construction, but to evacuate the site immediately and seek emergency assistance from the fire department or utility company.
Speeding is behind nearly a third of all automobile-related fatalities. Unfortunately, many drivers in New York and across the U.S. have not been properly educated on its dangers. Some even believe that speeding is culturally acceptable. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association looks afresh at the challenge and comes up with ways to address it.