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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

RFK Bridge Construction Site Accident Injures Five Workers

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Five workers were transported to the hospital with injuries after a construction accident on RFK Bridge. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the construction crew had parked their flatbed truck and were about to start work when a moving company truck slammed into the back of the crew’s vehicle. Two workers […]

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Workers Seriously Injured in Harlem Construction Accident

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Two workers sustained serious injuries in a construction accident in Harlem when a wall collapsed and pulled down scaffolding. According to an AMNY news report, the collapse trapped workers standing on the scaffolding while doing demolition work at an old church the afternoon of March 12. The property was at Madison Avenue and 126th Street […]

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Latino Workers Face Increased Risks in NYC Construction Sites

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Immigrant workers (undocumented workers), a majority of them Latino, are at a heightened risk of suffering catastrophic injuries or getting killed in construction accidents because they tend to have fewer protections and safeguards compared to other workers and laborers in New York City. According to an article in The New York Times, from 2006 to […]

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Worker Killed in Wall Collapse at Queens Construction Site

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A man was killed in a construction accident and another was seriously injured after a wall collapsed at a worksite. According to a report in the Queens Eagle, emergency personnel rushed to 147-05 94th Avenue located across the street from the Long Island Rail Road. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene and another […]

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Worker Electrocuted in New Rochelle Construction Accident

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A man was killed in a construction accident in New Rochelle when the cherry picker in which he was working accidentally hit electrical wires. According to a report on Patch.com, police said the incident occurred at 164 Union Avenue. An investigation found that the victim was working on the exterior of the building when he […]

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Thousands of NYC Building Facades Continue to Pose Pedestrian Hazards

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Landlords in New York City repeatedly flout laws when it comes to building facade safety and have ignored enforcement actions including amounts in fines of over $31 million, a recent investigation by The New York Times found. According to a Times report, an apartment building in the Bronx that houses a day care center on […]

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City Considers Using Drones to Inspect Building Facades After Two Deaths

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After the deaths of two pedestrians who were struck by crumbling facades that came loose off buildings, New York City building officials are considering the use of drones to assist with their safety inspections. According to a report in The Real Deal, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings held a hearing on a […]

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Debris from Queens Building Fatally Strikes Pedestrian

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A 67-year-old woman died after she was hit by a plywood piece that blew off a Queens building the morning of Jan. 16. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the woman was walking down Main Street near 41st Road in Flushing when she was hit by the thin 3-foot-by-2-foot piece of […]

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NYC Building Inspectors Lock Horns with Landlords Over Facade Fixes

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Building inspectors are cracking down on hundreds of building owners who have been dragging their feet correcting unsafe-façade citations. The building owners must install scaffolding or face intervention by the city, which would then install its own sidewalk shed. According to Crain’s New York, these enforcement efforts come about a month after a 60-year-old architect […]

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Falling Debris Death Spurs New York City Building Inspections

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New York City officials have launched a spate of building inspections after the recent death of a woman who was fatally struck by falling debris from a building in Midtown Manhattan. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the city’s Department of Buildings inspectors have checked the facades of 1,331 buildings since […]

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