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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Building Housing Apartments and Gym Collapses in Brooklyn

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A three-story building, which housed a gym and a number of apartment units, suddenly collapsed, weeks after work was ordered to halt because of structural issues. According to an NBC New York news report, the building at 348 Court Street in Carroll Gardens came crashing down the afternoon of July 1. The construction site accident […]

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Queens Construction Worker Killed in Forklift Accident

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A 32-year-old man was killed in a Queens construction accident after he was crushed by a forklift that he was operating. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the incident occurred on 211th Street near Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village when the worker was lowering a pallet of building materials and the […]

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Trench Collapse Injures Highway Construction Worker

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A city highway employee was injured after being trapped by dirt and debris during a trench collapse. According to a report in the Daily Voice, the construction accident occurred the morning of June 11 in New City, Rockland County. The Clarkstown Highway Department had been working on excavating a trench when it collapsed causing the […]

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Three Brooklyn Construction Workers Injured After Platform Collapses

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Three members of a construction crew suffered injuries after a work platform inside an elevator shaft gave way at a Brooklyn worksite the morning of June 15. According to a WABC news report, the elevator accident occurred at 170 Tillary Street in a building that is under construction. Officials said the investigation determined that three […]

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Construction Work Resumes in New York City After Coronavirus Moratorium

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Workers will return to New York City’s construction sites with the lifting of the months-long moratorium that was in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report on Construction Dive, between 200,000 and 400,000 people are expected to return to work as New York City enters Phase I of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening […]

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Worker Fatally Injured in Chelsea Explosion

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A worker was killed in an explosion when a fire extinguisher burst inside a United States Postal Service facility in Chelsea, close to a construction site. According to a report in the Gothamist, the man was recharging fire extinguishers inside the Morgan General Mail Facility postal building at 341 Ninth Avenue when the explosion occurred. […]

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Construction Workers Return as Coronavirus Cases Peak in New York City

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Construction workers resumed operations at the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University after an updated state order outlined exceptions to social distancing guidelines. According to a report in the Columbia Spectator, this is happening even as experts continue to raise concerns over the workers’ risk of contracting the virus, which place them at greater risk of […]

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Construction Workers Injured in Brooklyn Wall Collapse

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Three workers were injured, one seriously, in a Brooklyn construction accident, after a wall collapsed at a worksite. According to a report in the New York Post, the three men were working in the back of a two-story brick building on East 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay before being buried under the rubble. Fire officials […]

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NYC Construction Workers Say They Remain Unprotected During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Construction workers have taken to social media to express concerns about lacking protections in the workplace against the coronavirus, which has left at least 918 people dead and more than 38,000 infected in New York state. According to a report in The New York Daily News, workers are using social media here in the same […]

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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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