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Scaffolding Accident in Manhattan Kills One Man

A deadly scaffolding accident in New York has killed a construction worker at a Manhattan dormitory. The fatal construction accident in Morningside Heights happened on the morning of July 12th. Details surrounding the accident weren't immediately made public but apparently one man was struck in the head and killed by a large piece of scaffolding which broke free from a structure overhead.

Worker Killed by Falling Debris at Construction Site

A deadly construction accident in New York City claimed the life of one worker and left another injured earlier this month at a jobsite in Manhattan. The two victims were part of a crew working at the West 57th Street site-future home to one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city-when a glass panel fell from several stories up. It's unclear whether the panel was being hoisted at the time but at least one media outlet reports that the panel was being shifted high above ground level at the time of the accident.

Partial Building Collapse in the Bronx Leaves One Injured

Pedestrians were sent scrambling when an awning and a large section of brick façade tumbled off the top of a pharmacy situated within a strip mall in the Bronx earlier this month. The partial building collapse in New York happened at around 1PM and caught everyone on the scene by surprise. Victims were forced to dodge falling debris and narrowly missed being crush by heavy brick.

Deadly On the Job Accident in New York City Caused by Faulty Safety Railing

An investigation into the death of an MTA maintenance employee has uncovered that his deadly on the job accident in New York City was likely caused by a faulty safety railing. The 23-year-old MTA worker was charged with removing debris from a subway tunnel in East Harlem on March 20th. He was working on a platform above an underground void in the subway tunnel system when the wooden safety railing on that platform broke free.

Fatal Construction Accidents in New York City are Increasing

A new study found that the number of fatal construction accidents in New York City hit a 14-year high in 2016. After several years of stable (or even decreasing) numbers of deadly jobsite accidents in New York, the danger that workers find themselves in has exploded. Indeed, workers at jobsites across New York State die at much higher rates than almost anywhere else in the nation. With fatality rates 4.6 times higher in the construction compared to average jobs, it's clear that the industry does indeed need to rethink its commitment to safety and to examine what's causing this increase.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Claims Life of an Elevator Installer

A tragic construction accident in Manhattan last month claimed the life of a worker who was working inside the elevator shaft inside a building located at 111 E. 24th Street. Just after 9AM on January 23rd the 33-year old victim lost his balance and fell from the ninth floor of the jobsite. The worker was installing a car inside the shaft of the 12-story project (which is slated to become a new high-rise hotel).

Deadly Construction Accident in New York Caused by Improperly Secured Scaffolding

A construction worker was killed at a jobsite in Chelsea when a metal bracket came loose from scaffolding and hit him in the head. The deadly construction accident in New York City is just the latest in a long line of unnecessary and preventable "accidents" at jobsites around the city when the safety of workers is not taken seriously.

Scaffolding Accident in New York Leaves 5 People Injured

Imagine walking down the sidewalk one moment and the next being buried under a pile of steel and wood. That's what happened to a group of pedestrians in SoHo. Indeed, the sidewalk scaffolding accident in New York City disrupted traffic (including subway trains) and left 5 people suffering from a variety of injuries earlier this week. The upset occurred when winds ripped apart a scaffolding erected in front of a building at the intersection of Broadway and Prince in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. The piping and pieces of plywood crashed into the street and covered the sidewalk, blocking traffic and injuring several pedestrians.

6 Construction Workers Injured When Roof Collapses in Brooklyn

A construction accident in Brooklyn left six workers injured earlier this month. The men were working inside a vacant building which was undergoing extensive renovation when the roof of the apartment collapsed. The roof was fully loaded with cinder blocks and other building materials at the time it caved in. The weight of the debris came crashing down, smashing through every floor of the three-story building until finally coming to a stop in the basement. The collapse of cement, wood, and metal turned the interior of the apartment into a giant sinkhole.

Deadly Fall From Heights in New York Kills Installation Technician

A construction worker was killed earlier this month in a deadly fall from heights in Corona. The 60-year old man was installing the roof unit of a solar system on top of an apartment building when he slipped and fell to the pavement below. The victim was rushed to nearby Elmhurst Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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