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Construction crane in deadly New York City collapse was due for inspection

A crane that malfunctioned in a New York City construction pit Tuesday night, killing one worker and injuring two others, was due to be inspected on Thursday, April 5, just two days after the fatal collapse. According to the New York Times, the 34-year-old crane, owned and operated by Yonkers Contracting, was supposed to have been inspected in January, but that inspection was never completed. The last full inspection of the crane was completed in July 2011. The crane had been excavating for a New York City subway extension project at West 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues at ... Read More

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to 47 Illinois Subway restaurants

Public health officials investigating the outbreak of an uncommon strain of salmonella that swept through Illinois from May to June announced they have linked the bacteria to 47 Subway franchise stores in the state. Illinois Department of Health officials say they have confirmed 97 cases of Salmonella Hvittingfoss infection across 28 Illinois counties. Health officials say the salmonella outbreak began on May 11, with the last reported case occurring on June 5. The ages of people with confirmed cases of the unusual bacteria ranged to 2 to 79. No deaths have been confirmed. Salmonella is usually a debilitating sickness that ... Read More

Jury awards $3.5 million to man injured by NYC subway

A Manhattan jury awarded a 25-year-old man $3,594,943 for serious injuries he received when he was struck by a New York subway train. The verdict came on February 9 and was announced on Tuesday. The case raises interesting issues of negligence and liability because of the man’s intoxicated state at the time of the incident and the train operator’s failure to take the mandatory course of action in the circumstance. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. at the 14th and Union Square subway station when the victim fell onto the subway tracks. He could not clear the tracks before ... Read More