On April 24th, the New York Daily News reported that a crane had collapsed at 11:44 am. A worker had been attempting to fix a part of the crane's hydraulic system when a hose burst, which ultimately caused the crane to collapse. The accident occurred on the construction site for the posh Even hotel. There have been complaints about safety on site, and the city had issued two partial stays of the construction. Those, however, were dropped by the New York Department of Buildings.
On Friday April 17th, five Bronx children were hospitalized after taking Excedrin under the impression it was candy. The second grader who passed out the pills also took one, believing it was candy. When the children were back in class, the effects ranged from stomach aches to passing out. It all started very innocently, giving out and accepting candy from friends. Yet this case of accidental poisoning could have been prevented if proper safeguards had been in place.
Yesterday on April 9th, 2015 Eduardo Dellaviginia attempted to leap out from between two cars headed east out of Penn Station, resulting in a train accident. The 35 year old man had previously received citations for "fraudulent accosting" - also known as panhandling.
Several people were injured when the ceiling of the Korean Union United Methodist Church, located in New Jersey, collapsed and fell on top of pews during Easter Services on Sunday April 5. According to NBC Local News, there were no fatalities.
According to the Daily News a construction accident occurred on Wednesday October 29th on Staten Island. An inspector was struck by a truck delivering asphalt at 2:45am. The truck was in reverse on a ramp near a toll plaza at the time of impact. The inspector was taken to the hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not considered life threatening.