A man was killed earlier this month in a tragic explosion at a construction site in New York City. The accident happened on May 13th at just before 9 in the morning as the men were working on the fourth floor of a building located at 341 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea. An investigation into the deadly worksite accident found that the individual was killed when a fire extinguisher exploded.
The boom that's lifted NYC's economy could create dangerous working conditions for construction workers and increase the risk of serious construction accidents in New York City.
Two construction workers had to be rescued by the FDNY after an accident at a job site in Manhattan earlier this month. This latest construction accident in Manhattan happened on December 13th at a job site along West 118th Street near 5th Avenue at around 9:30 in the morning. The crew was installing siding onto a newly constructed building when the ground beneath the mechanical lift they were using gave way.
A construction worker at a job site in Brooklyn was seriously injured after falling through the roof of the Edward B. Shallow Junior high School. The man was part of a crew resurfacing the concrete exterior of the school when the roof below him collapsed. He fell through the hole to the floor below and suffered unspecified injuries. The victim was hospitalized at Maimonides Hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
A construction-related fall from heights accident in New York City over a decade ago has resulted in a $22 million verdict for a worker who plummeted off a bridge in the Bronx. A jury recently awarded the construction site accident victim after a protracted 10-year battle.
A construction accident in Manhattan earlier this month sent debris tumbling at a jobsite along West 57th Street. According to investigation documents, at around 8PM on January 21st emergency crews were called to an unspecified accident at a lot in Manhattan. When they arrived, firefighters learned that an exterior elevator had somehow broken free and struck the side of the building while loaded with construction materials. The materials spilled from the swinging elevator platform and came crashing to the ground from a height of almost 30 stories.
A team of construction workers narrowly avoided injury earlier this month when a demolition accident in Manhattan sent a large portion of wall tumbling to the ground. The accident happened at a jobsite inside a five-story building in lower Manhattan around noon. FDNY responders rushed to the scene but thankfully none of the workers onsite reported any serious injuries.
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.
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.
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.