Many people in and around Rockland County, Orange County and Westchester County in the greater New York area drive for a living. In addition to long-haul truckers and mass transit drivers, many others must carry a commercial license in order to carry on their careers and earn a living.
Most types of jobs come with a certain risk and some are more obvious than others. Construction workers are usually at risk of serious physical injuries since they deal with heavy machinery and manual labor. Office workers can be at risk for eye strain and carpal tunnel. Firefighters and police officers may be hurt in the line of duty whether it’s from capturing a perpetrator or getting a burn while carrying someone out of a burning building.
As this blog has mentioned before, drunk driving in this state will almost always be treated as at least a criminal misdemeanor, even for a first-time offense. Under New York law, even misdemeanors can land a person in jail and can result in other significant penalties.
Work site managers, foremen, and regulatory agencies all strive to make construction sites, warehouses and other industrial zones as safe as possible. But accidents do happen in these busy and vibrant environments.
A recent deadly crane accident should serve as a warning to New York construction workers and their employers about how important it is to stay safe around these devices.
You probably know about the typical consequences of an impaired driving conviction: a license suspension, a fine, even possible jail time. But what you might not know is that anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York state must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in any vehicle they drive during their sentence.