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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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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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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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Manhattan Pedestrian’s Death Spurs Safety Requirements for Building Facades

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New York City has ordered 220 building owners and property managers to take protective steps such as installing sidewalk sheds. The requirement comes just weeks after a woman was killed by a piece of a façade that fell from a 17-story building near Times Square in Manhattan. According to a report in The Wall Street […]

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Worker Seriously Injured in Washington Heights Construction Accident

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A man suffered major injuries in a construction accident at a building site in Manhattan while working underground. According to a report on Patch.com, the worker was operating 30 to 40 feet underground at a site on Amsterdam Avenue between West 180th and 181st streets when he was injured. The victim was reportedly unable to […]

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Worker Killed in Midtown Construction Accident

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A worker was fatally injured in a construction accident in Midtown Manhattan. According to a WABC news report, firefighters responded to the scene at 1227 Broadway between 29th and 30th streets. Officials said the 24-year-old construction worker was riding the elevator approaching the 33rd floor when he dropped his phone. Police said he was then […]

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Worker Electrocuted at New Jersey Construction Site

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One worker suffered fatal injuries and another was critically injured in a New Jersey construction accident after both were electrocuted while building scaffolding at the worksite the morning of Oct. 11. According to a report on NJ.com, a third worker was hospitalized with burns not considered life threatening. All worked for a siding company subcontracted […]

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Worker Seriously Injured in Manhattan Construction Accident

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A construction worker was hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit on the head by rocks in Manhattan. According to a Pix11.com news report, the construction accident occurred the afternoon of Oct. 7 at a worksite near West 21st Street and Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District. Police had said a vehicle hit the construction […]

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Wall Street Scaffolding Collapse Traps Workers

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Two construction workers became stuck on the eighth floor of a building in the Financial District after a scaffolding collapse sent debris falling to the street below the afternoon of Sept. 30. According to news reports, the workers were brought down by firefighters and emergency medical personnel evaluated them for injuries. The building was at […]

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Manhattan Scaffolding Accident Causes Bricks to Crash Onto Sidewalk

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A stack of bricks cascaded onto the sidewalk right after they ripped through a scaffolding at a construction site in Gramercy Park. According to a CBS New York news report, the incident occurred on Park Avenue South and East 21st Street. About 200 pounds of bricks fell 10 stories, crashing through the scaffolding that had […]

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