Two people were injured when a deck collapsed during a house party in East Setauket. CBS News reported that 400 people — mostly students at Stony Brook University — attended a party at the house to celebrate “move-in day.” It was estimated that as many as 50 people were on the 10-foot-high deck when it collapsed on August 26, 2016, at 11 p.m.
Of the two who were injured, one had a broken leg and the other suffered abrasions. Police were called to the scene after a neighbor complained about the noise and the number of cars parked in front of the house.
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The Suffolk Times reported that three people were hospitalized after their car was rear-ended by another vehicle at the intersection of County Road 48 and Depot Lane in Cutchogue. The site of the crash was also the same place where a fatal limousine accident occurred last year.
According to the article, a 23-year-old man driving a 2005 Nissan was heading westbound on CR 48 on July 31, 2016, at approximately 6PM, when he was hit from behind a 19-year-old driving a 2013 Nissan. Three passengers in the second vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital. No charges were filed.
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Recently, a Long Island couple has filed a notice of claims against several agencies due to the abuse their 21 month old daughter endured at a daycare facility. The couple has notified the Southampton Town authorities, Suffolk County Child Protective Services, The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and the New York State Board of Regents. The complaint alleges that their child had been “yanked out” of a high chair, slammed into a crib, and forcibly fed until she vomited. Two employees have since been terminated and arrested due to this and other instances of abuse that had gone unaddressed by the facility’s owner.
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Many enjoy the thrill of riding in a small passenger plane. Others enjoy the convenience it brings and ease of travel. Some people even take classes and obtain their pilot licenses to be able to have the freedom to fly whenever they choose. However, if pilots do not exercise caution, accidents can occur. Recently, on Long Island, a single engine plane crashed killing the pilot and injuring the passenger.
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Now that the school year is in full swing, many children will be participating in various arts and crafts projects both during and after school hours. These projects are fun and educational for children, but it is important that parents stay vigilant about safety.
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According to national statistics, a person is injured by furniture that has tipped over every 15 minutes. 38,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to furniture or TVs that have fallen on them. Children are especially at risk as they are likely to climb on furniture and use the home as a playground. In fact, most of the injuries sustained by furniture tip-overs involve children, and can even result in death. Sadly, every two weeks a child dies due to a furniture tip-over. These accidents are entirely preventable by anchoring furniture in place. Continue reading “Anchor It! Campaign Raises Awareness of Furniture Tip-Over Deaths and Injuries”
Nationwide, trampoline parks are becoming more popular. While these facilities are a fun way for children and adults to get exercise, millions have been injured.
While trampoline parks are a new novelty, they are an unregulated but quickly growing industry. Many of the injuries that occur on trampolines result from collisions, landing the wrong way, or landing on the frame. Many of these injuries are preventable by following basic safety precautions.
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