A freight elevator accident in New York ended with one worker dead at a store in Manhattan. The unnamed 43-year old employee was loading merchandise into a freight elevator of the La Reguera Dominica-a discount store-on West 182nd Street in Washington Heights when something went terribly wrong.
A driver delivering produce to the Hunts Point Produce Market was killed in a truck accident in the Bronx early on the morning of August 30th. The man, 63-year old Hussain Abbas, had parked his vehicle and exited an instant before he was struck by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer which was backing up. EMS arrived on scene immediately and took the injured man to Lincoln Hospital. It's unclear if Mr. Abbas actually ended up beneath the vehicle or he was simply struck and fell down but reports show he was suffering from "severe body trauma." Doctors were unable to save his life.
A tragic elevator accident in New York City has claimed the life of an elevator contracting company employee at the half-built Riu Hotel in Manhattan at 301 W. 46th St. near Eighth Ave. The man, identified as Christian Ginesi, plummeted from the 24th floor when the elevator he was working on stalled. Reports from eyewitnesses on the scene say Ginesi tried to jump from the elevator to safety but slipped and fell down the shaft.
A trench collapse accident in New York sent one man to the hospital with serious head trauma earlier last month. The injured construction worker was part of a team installing new sewer lines under the sidewalk in front of 1455 Grand Concourse. When EMTS arrived they found the man trapped under debris which had fallen from the trench wall. Eyewitnesses report the injured worker was lifted from the trench on a stretcher. He was then rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
A worker was killed in a freak elevator accident in Manhattan last month. The 30-year old mechanic was pinned between two cars while working in an elevator shaft at the West End Towers at 75 West End Ave. Emergency workers received a call at roughly 11 AM and responded quickly but were unable to save the unnamed individual.
Electrocution accidents in New York often only make the news when they involve subway workers such as the incident that claimed the life of an MTA worker in 2010 when he slipped and fell onto the third rail. However, electrocution is one of OSHA's Fatal Four-the four most deadly construction accidents in the workplace. A sad truth that the family of Ed Bradley came face to face with in March of 2012.