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September 2016 Archives

Bobbi Kristina Brown case won by default

New York residents who follow celebrity news may already be aware of the result of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the partner of TV personality Bobbi Kristina Brown. According to reports released in mid-September, the judge in the case has ruled in favor of Brown's estate, stating that Brown's partner had repeatedly failed to meet deadlines set by the court. The man's last attorney reportedly removed himself from the case in November.

New York City accident kills 1, injures 6

A 23-year-old New York City woman was killed and six people suffered injuries in a two-car accident in Queens County on Sept. 11. According to an NYPD report, the cause of the crash, which took place in South Ozone Park at approximately 4:30 a.m., is still under investigation.

Governor Cuomo extends deadline for 9-11 Claims

It's a day none of us will ever forget. Most of us can describe it in detail: where we were, how we heard about it, how the day unfolded. Many New Yorkers saw it as a personal assault--and it was. People went out of their way to help one another. From emergency personnel to concerned citizens, New York City residents banded together to help anyone affected.

Building a better safety culture in the workplace

New York human resources workers and business owners should regularly review safety standards in their workplace. They should begin by surveying the physical environment and noting any hazards. Another consideration is the cultural risks. This includes examining whether there is an overall culture of safety.

FMCSA upholds 30-minute break requirement for truck drivers

Truck drivers in New York and around the country must continue taking a 30-minute break during their first eight hours of driving time each day. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, an organization that represents bus and truck inspectors in North America, had petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to rescind the rule.

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