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Five Construction Workers Hospitalized After Collision on RFK Bridge

At around 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020, five construction workers were tragically injured when a box truck crashed into the crew's flatbed truck. The workers had just parked the flatbed and were beginning their shift when the box truck, owned by Shleppers Moving & Storage, rear-ended their vehicle, leaving two in serious condition and hospitalizing several others.

Ricardo Martinez Injured on Kiryas Joel Construction Site

On Monday, March 16, 2020, 30-year-old Ricardo Martinez was seriously injured on a construction site in Orange County, New York. At around 11:00 a.m., Monroe State Police responded to a call after Martinez fell from a fourth-floor window at 18 Israel Zupnick Drive in Kiryas Joel.

Two East Harlem Construction Workers Injured in Building Collapse

Two construction workers were injured on the afternoon of Monday, March 9, due to a partial building collapse. The workers had been demolishing a church in East Harlem near Madison Avenue and East 126th Street. All of a sudden, part of a wall from the three-story building collapsed, falling onto the scaffold below and injuring two workers.

3 Construction Workers Injured in Williamsburg Scaffold Collapse

At around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, a scaffolding collapse occurred at a Brooklyn construction site, injuring three workers. The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) is investigating to determine if strong winds are a contributing factor for the incident.

Patience Albert, 10, Loses Life in Tragic School Bus Accident

10-year-old Patience Albert was walking to school with her brother on the morning of Tuesday, February 25, 2020 when tragedy struck. As she stepped into the crosswalk at the intersection of Crescent Street and Wortman Avenue in the East New York area of Brooklyn, she was hit by a school bus making a right turn.

David Johnson Killed in Queens Demolition Accident, Another Worker Injured

On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, a partial building collapse occurred at a Queens demolition site, tragically killing David Johnson and severely injuring another worker. Johnson, 50, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The other injured worker was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition. New York's Department of Buildings (DOB) is investigating this incident.

School Bus Accident Occurs on Belt Parkway in Queens

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, police and firefighters responded to a school bus accident on the eastbound side of the Belt Parkway in Queens. The accident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. The bus was occupied at the time of the accident but, thankfully, there are no reported injuries.

Alejandro Pellisa Dies in New Rochelle Electrocution Accident

Another tragic death due to a construction accident occurred in New Rochelle, New York on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 26-year-old Alejandro Manuel Caisaguano Pellisa was performing a job on the outside of a building on Union Avenue. In order to do the job, he had to be lifted in a cherry picker. Sadly, the cherry picker accidentally struck some high voltage wires, and he was electrocuted.

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