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Red-light Cameras Guarding Albany’s Intersections

Think twice before you run a red light in Albany, NY. The city has begun placing red light cameras at key intersections throughout Albany. Once all of the cameras are installed there will be 2-3 dozen cameras throughout the city. Drivers caught running red lights will receive a $50.00 ticket in the mail. Albany officials are following […]

Ship Crash in Upstate NY

Last week a 286-foot cruise ship crashed into an approach wall bumper while traveling from Montreal to Toronto. The incident took place in the Saint Lawrence Seaway, located in Massena, NY. The seawayallows passage for hundreds of ships from around the world, including commercial vessels and cruise ships. A total of 19 passengers were injured, […]

Fatal Construction Accident in Hammondsport

Early this month a construction worker in Hammondsport, NY was found dead at the scene of a construction site. The construction worker, a 50-year-old woman was struck by a steel beam that broke free from a clamp. At this time investigations remain ongoing. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, […]

Oil Spill at Port of Albany

On Tuesday, May 19th 400 gallons of crude oil sludge was spilled in Albany, NY. The spill occurred as workers attempted to pump oil into a containment device. The containment device failed and the product leaked out. Two workers who had attempted to plug the failure were transported to Albany Medical. Spill Response procedures have […]

Department of Public Works Building Destroyed in Fire

Five fire companies were called to the scene of a Department of Public Works building in the village of Kinderhook Monday morning. By the time the firefighters arrived a fire had completely engulfed the building. The structure along with the majority of property inside was not salvageable. While investigations are ongoing, the fire is believed […]

Despite December 2013 Metro-North Derailment, Commuters Still Not Worried

Following the December 2013 fatal Metro-North derailment, there has been a lot of talk in regards to the safety of the railroad and the changes that need to be made. However, despite the comments about the safety lapses that led to not one but five accidents, commuters still feel safe and remain calm. “I’ve been […]

Bicycle Fatalities – a Growing Problem

The number of bicyclists killed in the U.S. is trending upward, particularly for certain subsets of the population, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The study shows that yearly bicyclist deaths increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012, while overall motor vehicle fatalities increased just one perfect during the same […]

Shattered Glass Rains Down From Midtown High Rise, Injuring Pedestrians

Last week, three pedestrians were injured following a reported burst out the 18th floor of a Midtown Manhattan high rise. Someone working inside the building fell into the window and the window popped out and fell to the street, according to a 1010WINS. The stretch of 57th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue was temporarily […]

New Jersey Soil Dump Raises Pollution Concerns on Staten Island

29 feet of contaminated soil near a flood plain at the mouth of the Rahway River threatens to pollute parts of Staten Island, according to opponents of New Jersey’s Arch Project. The Rahway Arch site is a former chemical byproduct waste disposal site which served as a dumping ground for acidic sludge and aluminum sulfate. […]

Buffalo Facing Fines for Mishandling Hazardous Materials

The city of Buffalo is facing more than $100,000 in fines for mishandling hazardous materials that put city employees and residents at risk of exposure to mercury, chemical explosions, and everything else in between. Some of these problems go back decades and were first recognized in 2008 when inspectors found that city employees were throwing […]