Post Tagged with: "safety"

Construction workers in Manhattan, where 74 percent of fatal falls involve Latino and/or immigrant workers, 13 percent less than Brooklyn and 14 percent less than Queens. (Photo by Tinnytintin, Creative Commons license)

Immigrants Majority of Construction Site Deaths

Immigration, Labor, Latino November 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Amsterdam News reports that 74 percent of fatal falls on construction sites in the city involve a Latino and/or immigrant worker – with even higher percentages in Queens and Brooklyn, according to a recent study.

Opinion: Construction Deaths are Avoidable

Opinion: Construction Deaths are Avoidable

Labor, Opinion July 24, 2013 at 11:45 pm

A piece in El Diario-La Prensa calls on the city to improve training and safety standards among private developers in order to prevent construction site deaths, which immigrant workers are at a higher risk of facing.

Chinese deliverymen believe that dressing in accordance with the new regulations would be a challenge for them as summertime approaches. (Photo by Yi Chen Tu via World Journal)

Delivery Workers Question New Bike Regulations

East Asian, In the News, Labor, Transportation April 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

New rules require delivery workers to put on protective gear as safety measures. World Journal reports that deliverymen for Chinese restaurants say the regulations are unnecessary and attribute accidents to other vehicles crossing into bike lanes.

East Harlem Assemblyman Robert Rodríguez (left) and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer speak in front of the East Harlem school attended by a 6-year-old killed crossing the street half a block away. (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario-La Prensa)

Politicians Demand Increased Pedestrian Safety in East Harlem

Education, Transportation March 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

The fatal accident that cost 6-year-old Amar Diarrassouba his life exposed the lack of pedestrian safety for schoolchildren in East Harlem. Amar Diarrassouba was run over in an area that has seen three other kid fatalities in five years, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

A group of children and adults walking through Highland Park during the day. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma/EDLP)

Warmer Weather Brings Troublemakers to a Green Stretch of Queens

Crime, Environment May 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

At over 100 acres, Highland Park’s prime location on a plateau that separates Queens and Brooklyn gives local residents and families space to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. However, reporter Carolina Ledezma of El Diario/La Prensa finds that with the nicer weather comes gang members intent on disturbing the peace.

"We just want women to feel safe when they are walking home."

Group escorts women home from subway

Brooklyn, Housing November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

In the wake of recent sexual assaults, many women in Brooklyn can now rely on an escort service. Although they are not directly involved with the NYPD, the 12 civilian volunteers offered their services for free starting in September.

Danny Chen

Chinatown leaders seek answers in soldier’s death

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

A community questions the mysterious death of Private Danny Chen in Afghanistan.