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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 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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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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