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Injuries Narrowly Avoided in Construction Accident in Manhattan

A large steel plate that was being lifted up the side of a building under construction in Manhattan came crashing down to the sidewalk below earlier this week, terrifying passersby and causing construction at the "mega site" to be halted for hours while investigators puzzled over this nearly disastrous construction accident in New York City.

Scaffolding Accident in Queens Leaves Six Injured

Six construction workers were rushed to the hospital after a scaffolding accident in Queens last month. The men were working at a jobsite in Long Island City at 42-20 27th Street where a new building is being erected. They were five floors above ground level when the scaffolding beneath them collapsed just before 11 on the morning of June 26th. The crew was pouring concrete at the time of the crash-likely using a crane boom in the process-but an immediate cause has yet to be determined.

Harrowing Construction Accident in Queens Leaves Three Injured

Three men are lucky to be alive today after a terrible construction accident in New York City. Just after 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday, June 20th rescue crews were called to a job site in Queens after a roof collapsed-sending three workers plunging into the darkness below.

Fall from Heights in Manhattan Puts Construction Worker in Critical Condition

A construction worker was rushed to the hospital in critical condition last week after falling nearly thirty feet and becoming wedged between an I-beam and a wall at a jobsite in Chelsea. The terrified man was rescued by first responders and immediately taken to the hospital where doctors fought to save his life. This latest near-fatal fall from heights in Manhattan comes as the mayor's office is in delicate negotiations with construction union leaders, hoping to finalize stricter training standards for construction workers in New York City.

Scaffolding Accident Brooklyn Kills Window Washer

A deadly scaffolding accident in Brooklyn claimed the life of a window washer early on the morning of May 18th. The man, whose name was not immediately released to the press, was working on scaffolding above the sidewalk at the corner of Jay and Johnson Streets in Brooklyn when he apparently fell after a misstep. He had been washing the windows of the NYU tech building moments before the fall but it's unclear exactly how the accident occurred.

Construction Accident in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn Sends Man to Hospital

A dangerous construction accident in Brooklyn sent one worker to the hospital after a large wooden crate fell from a crane. The falling objects accident in Bedford-Stuyvesant happened just after noon on Monday April 24th. The crane's payload contained several heavy glass window panes that were being hoisted high above the jobsite.

Construction Accident in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn Sends Man to Hospital

A dangerous construction accident in Brooklyn sent one worker to the hospital after a large wooden crate fell from a crane. The falling objects accident in Bedford-Stuyvesant happened just after noon on Monday April 24th. The crane's payload contained several heavy glass window panes that were being hoisted high above the jobsite.

Worker Killed in Preventable Fall from Heights in Manhattan

A New York City construction accident investigators are calling completely "preventable" claimed the life of a man at a jobsite in Times Square earlier this week. 59-year old Jose Cruz was working 18-feet above the pavement at 1604 Broadway around midday on Wednesday April 12th when he slipped and fell from an I-Beam. He tumbled roughly one story and landed on the pavement below.

Malfunctioning Equipment Sparks High Rise Hotel Fire

A construction accident in New York City sent one person to the hospital after inhaling toxic smoke. The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning (roughly 4 AM) in the high rise Trump International Hotel in Manhattan. Reports show that a malfunctioning piece of equipment in one of the apartment-style units that was undergoing renovations caught fire. The blaze quickly spread to the remainder of the room and forced the evacuation of the entire hotel.

Crane Accident in Manhattan Sends Worker to Hospital

A construction worker was injured at a jobsite in Manhattan earlier this month when he dove out of the way to avoid being struck by a crane. This latest crane accident in New York City has a relatively happy ending though-while the man was transported to a nearby hospital, his injuries don't appear to be life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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