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Stay safe: At the game, foul balls could case serious injuries

We can count on less than two hands now the number of days remaining until the start of the major league baseball season. Whether you're a fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Mets – or even the Boston Red Sox (gasp!) – this is always an exciting time of year for the faithful.

But when you go to a game this year, keep your eyes on the field and not your cellphone or other distractions. There are many inherent dangers when you go to a baseball game and with balls flying at more than 100 miles per hour, little time to react.

An attorney can help if you've been harmed by cosmetics

The recent news that some makeup being sold by a pair of U.S. chains favored by younger girls and teenagers contains asbestos didn't come as a surprise to many.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement that four products being sold contained asbestos, which is a mineral that has been identified as a carcinogen.

Ladder injuries are often due to poor training

Many workers in the construction industry use ladders as part of their daily work. Ladders can be very dangerous when they are not installed or used correctly, and this is why it is vital that workers are trained in how to inspect and operate ladders for maximum safety.

Unfortunately, many workers become injured while using ladders in New York each year, and across the country thousands suffer disabling injuries. If you have been injured as a result of working on a ladder, it is important that you understand how to take action to claim the compensation that you deserve.

9 construction workers sickened by carbon monoxide on job

In February, nine construction workers were sickened by their exposure to carbon monoxide on a New York City job site. The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) reported the rescue of the workers from a confined area of the site located in Kips Bay at 30 E. 29th Street shortly before the end of the work day.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, the FDNY responded to a reported carbon monoxide leak. Five of the nine workers only experienced minor consequences from their exposure. However, the remaining four were reportedly seriously injured. It was not thought that any of the workers' conditions were life-threatening.

Mother of 6 killed, kids hurt in crash termed as intentional

Six children were left without a mother when a man intentionally drove his car into a family of eight people in Garnerville, New York, police said.

Authorities said the man was so angry that the father of the children had asked him not to smoke near the children that he got into 2013 Infiniti and aimed it at the family. He then put the car in reverse, backed up and drove forward again, killing the mother, 32, as her children watched.

Stay safe: Serious illnesses can be tied to household cleaners

It's a cold and rainy New York weekend -- a good time to clean the house. But after about an hour, you don't feel well and need to take a break.

Your spouse and kids think you just want to curl up in bed and watch TV. Maybe. Or maybe you really are sick.

Winter weather makes construction work extra dangerous

Construction in New York never stops. Even during the worst possible weather, work will continue on new structures and renovations alike. The brave people who work in construction can often take jobs year-round.

Construction workers face dangers in any season, but winter weather can make their job even more risky than usual. If you or someone you love works construction during the winter, it's important to understand the risks of the job and ways to minimize them. A little preparation can go a long way toward reducing the risk of a serious construction injury.

Contractor cited, fined after New York crane collapse injures 2

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a contractor after two employees were seriously injured at a New York City job site last summer.

OSHA has proposed penalties of $155,204 for the St. Louis-based contractor.

A reminder for New York pedestrians: Follow the rules of the road

The streets of Long Island are crowded. The streets of New York City are crowded. Whether you're a pedestrian or a driver, they're tough to navigate, aren't they?

It doesn't hurt to be reminded every so often about the rules of the road as a pedestrian to help keep you safe. Here are some pedestrian-safety tips, courtesy of the state of New York.

  • Wear clothing that has reflective materials to help drivers see you if you're walking at night or in poor weather.
  • At night, cross the street in areas with good lighting. Carrying a flashlight would help.
  • Make eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you when you're crossing the street.
  • Use sidewalks, where available. Walk facing traffic if there isn't a sidewalk.
  • Impairment affects your judgment and increases your chances of being hit by a car. Stay sober.
  • If you see a driver distracted by a cellphone, don't cross the street. They might not be paying attention to you.
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