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Falling Object Accident in Manhattan Claims Life of Worker

A 51-year-old man was killed in a falling objects accident in New York City earlier this month. The man was working on a scaffolding suspended high above the city streets at 311 East 50th Street, repairing the façade of the building, when the accident happened. Something went terribly wrong and a heavy coping stone from above fell and struck the man in the head. He was left bleeding from a massive head wound and hanging from the scaffolding. Horrified eye witnesses could only watch and wait while FDNY responders rushed to the scene.

Falling Objects Accident in New York City Narrowly Avoids Tragedy

A terrifying falling objects accident in New York City earlier this month left passersby frightened but uninjured. The accident occurred at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on West Side Highway around 10 in the morning. A crew was on the site lifting heavy steel I-beams to an upper floor using a large crane when the beam in questions smashed into the structure and sent another beam tumbling to the scaffolding below. The scaffolding partially collapsed and debris spilled into the roadway.

Crumbling Façade in Manhattan Injures Elderly Pedestrian

An elderly man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an accident involving a crumbling façade in Manhattan earlier this month. The 72-year-old man was walking along the sidewalk near the intersection of First Avenue and East 57th Street on the Upper East Side on the afternoon of May 11th when several bricks broke free from the façade of the building located there. The bricks tumbled multiple stories, broke through a protective sidewalk shed put there to protect pedestrians, and

Falling Objects at Jobsites in New York Continue to Threaten Workers

According to national statistics falling objects at construction sites injured almost 16,000 workers around the country in 2014. Nearly 100 more were killed after being struck by objects, debris, tools, and building materials.

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.

Falling Debris from Apartment facade Strikes Man on Bronx Sidewalk

New York is a very vertical city, making for eye-catching vistas and wonderful snapshots. Unfortunately, every year a number of men and women are injured--some even killed--in apartment complex accidents New York City involving debris falling from rooftops, building facades, and windows. This is a reality that one man found out as he was walking along the sidewalk in front of his home in the Bronx late last month.

Ceiling Collapse at Jobsite Injures Two Construction Workers

Falling objects at construction sites in New York are one of the most injurious types of accidents that workers face on a daily basis. This is a fact that two men learned the hard way on November 2. The individuals were working with a crew in the basement of a building located at 555 West End Avenue when the ceiling collapsed, trapping them.

Falling Tree in New York Injures Multiple Park Visitors

Bryant Park was packed on the Labor Day holiday weekend with New Yorkers looking to escape the sun . However, what should have been a carefree day in the shade turned tragic when a large tree snapped in half, crashing down on several people below. Falling tree limb accidents in New York City parks are not a common occurrence but roughly once a year someone is seriously injured-sometimes even killed-by branches or portions of trunks that come toppling out of the sky.

Near-Fatal New York City Crane Accident Was Likely Caused by Faulty Rigging

The near-fatal crane accident in New York City last month was likely caused by faulty rigging. The intensive investigation into this accident along a busy street in Manhattan revealed that one of the lift straps was likely cut by the edge of the air conditioning equipment being lifted on the high-rise. The 13-ton unit was able to exert enough pressure on one single point in the lift strap to act like a knife and slice cleanly through it.

Building Code Violations Lead to Toddler's Death in Manhattan

A heartbreaking accident in the Upper West Side which claimed the life of a cherished toddler last month appears to be the result of at least one building code violation in New York. Greta Greene, a vibrant two-year old, was struck by falling bricks in Manhattan while sitting on a bench with her grandmother.

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