The construction of the new Four W.T.C., on the site of the World Trade Center in New York, is at a halt now, due to a crane accident last month. Luckily, the potentially terrifying incident left construction workers and pedestrian passersby out of harm's way. Unfortunately this is not always the case, as negligence concerning safety regulations can sometimes form the basis for a premises liability claim.
Every day, New York residents use elevators. However, they do not often expect that these elevators can suddenly and unexpectedly malfunction, resulting in injury or wrongful death. Such was unfortunately the case for a New York woman in December who was killed when the elevator she was entering shot up, crushing and killing her. Now, five elevator mechanics who were responsible for maintaining the safety system during the accident have been fired, and the license of one of the co-owners of the company in charge for maintaining the safety system of the elevator has been suspended.
Seeing a car accident seems almost commonplace in today's world. They are an unfortunate part of transportation due to the number of vehicles on the road and the increased number of distractions for drivers on the road. Poughkeepsie residents are quite familiar with the dangers of weather conditions and how a car accident can happen in the blink of an eye due to them. And while weather conditions can certainly make driving more difficult, drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a manner appropriate for weather conditions.
A motor vehicle crash of any kind is unpleasant, and it is devastating whenever lives are lost as a result of any car accident in New York. More so, the loss of a young child's life is understandably an unexpected, frightening and sorrowful circumstance. Nevertheless, this type of tragedy can and does happen in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh as well as in other parts of the state.