1 Killed, 2 Hospitalized in Piscataway Crash

1 Killed, 2 Hospitalized in Piscataway Crash

One person was killed and two others were hospitalized Saturday morning after a head-on crash. 

Darrius Griffin Jr., 25, of Piscataway, allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic while driving his Nissan Altima on River Road at 4:25 a.m. and crashed into a Ford Ranger, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a release.

The driver of the pickup, Steve Kemmlein, 59, of Wayne, was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. 

Griffin and his passenger were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, where Griffin is in critical condition, according to Carey. His passenger was listed as stable, authorities said. 


Camden Cocaine Dealer Gets Eight Years in Prison

A Camden man who sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison, officials said.  Nafeez “Feez” Griffin, 31, will also be subjected to three years of supervised release after finishing his sentence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement. 

Griffin was part of a drug dealing organization when he sold the narcotics on Lansdowne Avenue in the city on Nov. 30, 2015, authorities said. He was charged Sept. 9, 2016 after a lengthy investigation by the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force.

He pleaded guilty in June to distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Fellow members of the crew supplied drugs to Griffin and he made separate crack deals, according to court filings.

Authorities said the investigation led law enforcement officers to seize two handguns used by members of the drug distribution crew as well as narcotics. Investigators also used court-approved wiretaps to intercept cell phones used by members of the ring.

 


Three NJ Cops Struck by Motorcyclists While Investigating Crash

Three NJ Cops Struck by Motorcyclists While Investigating Crash

Three New Jersey police officers were hospitalized after they were hit by motorcyclists speeding through the scene of an earlier car crash on Wednesday night, officials said.

The Union City police officers were investigating the scene where a 16-year-old was fatally struck by a garbage truck at 7:30 p.m. when they were hit by two passing motorcyclists near intersection of Palisades Avenue and 31st Street less than two hours later, officials told NBC.

One officer was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center in critical condition.

The other two cops were taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where a motorcyclist, who slid under a dump truck, was also being treated for non-life threatening injuries.


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Window Washing Injuries

As you might imagine, window washers are prone to a great deal of accidents. This is because window washers work at high altitudes, doing risky work. Many window washing accidents and deaths are caused by faulty or insufficient safety devices. Building owners that employ window washers can be liable for failure to equip these workers properly.

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Laws Protecting Window Washers

Under the 2012 Window Cleaners Agreement, there were several provisions laid out protecting window washers in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Rainy and Snowy Days

Rainy and snowy days shall be paid for. Window cleaners shall perform work reasonably assigned to them on rainy and snow days. Window cleaners shall not be required to work on a sill on which there remains an accumulation of snow or ice or other slippery substance.

  • High Ladders

It is agreed that no window cleaner shall be required to work on or carry more than three (3) pieces of ladders and that no less than two (2) window cleaners shall be sent on a job requiring the use of more than three pieces of ladder aggregating eighteen feet or more in length. Under no circumstances, shall any window cleaner be required to work on a job calling for more than six (6) pieces of ladder aggregating thirty-one (31) feet in length.

  • Payment Structure

Minimum wages have gone up slightly for window cleaners in the past few years, starting at $26.116 per hour on January 1, 2012, and since 2015 the minimum wage was $27.396 per hour.

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