On March 12, 2016 a tugboat escorting a crane from Albany to Jersey City, collided with a stationary construction barge located near the Tappan Zee Bridge. The tugboat, named The Specialist, was manned by three crewmembers, all of whom perished in the incident. After hitting the barge, the tugboat capsized and sank to the bottom of the Hudson River.
Recently, a building in New York's East Village exploded, killing two and injuring dozens. Although investigations are still ongoing, authorities suspect that the cause of the accident resulted from an improperly tapped gas line. The proper gas and plumbing permits were not obtained for work to be done on that building, nor is it clear who was working on the gas lines at the time of the accident. However, Con Edison had been inspecting the building an hour prior to the explosion and found that the meter service was not ready for gas hook up. The general contractor who had been working on the building at the time of the explosion had recently been charged by the Manhattan DA's office with attempting to bribe a Building Inspector for violations on other properties he owned. In addition to the tragic deaths and injuries caused by the explosion, three buildings were reduced to rubble and 140 apartments were vacated due to safety concerns.
By Adam Cahn
A New York Times photographer struck an NYPD traffic agent with his car and then fled in Gramercy on the morning of October 10, 2014. Luckily, the traffic agent was able to chase the driver down and detain him until cops arrived.
Every day, millions of Americans struggle with mild to severe back pain. Indeed, data suggests that nearly 31 million Americans experience lower back discomfort daily. Back pain can be an ongoing condition (chronic) or a sudden occurrence (acute). Oftentimes, back discomfort can result from work-related injuries, automobile accidents, or even just the simplest of everyday movements. So what treatment options are available to help alleviate back pain?