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Cemusa - Disabled Baby

Posted by JenB on Tue May 29 14:22:20 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

There are multiple personal injury cases in the NYC court system due to Cemusa bus shelters' glass panels shattering on people waiting for buses:

TONELL COBBS an infant by her mother and natural guardian v. Cemusa Inc. and NYC Index 350244/11.

In this 2011 case, an infant was severely disabled. This could have been prevented.

Over the last few years I have sent multiple letters to NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE GROUP warning them about these dangers and asking them to take action with respect to 22 different code violations which presented a substantial danger to public safety. I provided DOT with at least 50 pages of supporting documents.

Please contact me to discuss this matter.



THE FIRST LETTER SENT:

I learned from FOIL documents that there were over 80 personal injury cases related to Cemusa's bus stop shelters against the New York City and DOT. Many of the injuries are due to shattering or falling components of the bus stops including large glass panels. Some of these panels weight more than 300 lb. As I have reported to DOT, Cemusa was aware of the defects. New York City should not be the responsible party in these suits in my opinion. Cemusa was given enough time to correct these deviations and repair these defective bus stops. Too many corners were cut (referring to E-2, INFs, S-1 tru S-10 structural drawings) without the knowledge of any professional engineer during the manufacturing and installation of these bus shelters. There was no oversight.

I wish that NY City would take action soon to prevent other personal injuries that may occur around Cemusa bus shelters.



THE SECOND LETTER SENT:

Here is the list of the some of Cemusa's violations. We can go over code by code if you wish. These are New York City Building Codes.

If not corrected, some of the defective components will fail and cause personal injury. Glass panels were not properly installed.

Section BC 105
105.4
105.7.2 (Charter Chapter 19)..BC 106 (PAGE3)
106.6 Architectural Plans
107.7 Structural Plans
106.7.1 Foundation Plans
106.7.3 Detailed drawings (apt structural drawings missing)
106.7.5 APT Structure
106.7.6 APT Structure
1103.1 ada
1109.12.3 Counters ada
1110.1 ada

307.2 Hazardous material (PAGE 30)
Chapter 17 NYC DOB codes with references to ASTM! (page 358)

909.20.6.3 Fire Code (apt)
1503.4 Rain drainage
1603.1 Structure (general)
1603.1.1, .2, .3 (apt missing)
1604.1 Bolts
1604.2 Bolts


Note that this is a partial list. Side glass, large glass panels in the back and the roof glass components can fall and or shatter on people.

Please have an independent party look into the structural deviations of these bus shelters.

Jen B.


LETTER SENT TO BROOKE MCKENNA

To: "bmckenna@dot.nyc.gov"
Subject: Letter to Brooke McKenna
Hello Brooke,

Instead of us, private citizens, reporting each and every broken bench, broken glass panel or incidence of corrosion, or graffiti, Cemusa should be pro-actively inspecting the shelters themselves. But assuming that the status quo will continue and Cemusa can NOT manage to inspect them on a regular basis, I would like to be sending my findings to you without getting other agencies involved. If this would work for you, please be sure to respond to this email. Assuming that I continue to receive prompt responses from you and the repairs are made, this system will be the most efficient.

Let me know your thoughts.


Note: My FOIL requests related to the following personal injury cases have been ignored in the last four months.

BRITO VICTORIA v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
HUGGINS, HERMAN v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
WANG, CINDY S. v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
RIDDICK, VICTOR v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
BIGBY, VICTORIA v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
SIGUENZA, JOSE ORELLANA v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
PERALTA,ASHLEY v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
SCURRY,DESIREE v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
FINLEY,LLOYC C v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
PEGUES,LOUIS v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
NIEVES,FRANCISCO v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
WU,LING JU v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
PILOYAN, ANAIT v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
BEALE, BURTON v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
LAVIA,CATHERINE v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
WILLOCK,JOCELYN v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
ALVAREZ JR.,EDISON v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
HARRIS,GLENN v. CEMUSA NY,LLC
SERGEY MUSaHEYEV v. CEMUSA NY,LLC



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