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Lance Margolin Killed by Pole Struck by MTA Bus in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn pedestrian succumbed to his injuries two days after a pole struck by an MTA bus fell on him. It all happened just after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, as the bus driver was driving on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue when he swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle, striking a pole on the sidewalk with the side mirror of his bus. The victim, 59-year-old Lance Margolin, happened to be walking by when the pole fell on top of him, authorities said. 

Long Island Contractor Fined $135k for Fatal Trench Collapse

The contracting company RC Structures Inc. of Roslyn, New York is facing consequences for the careless and negligent actions that led to the tragic death of two workers in a trench collapse in January 2020. The contractor was fined a whopping $135,612 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the deadly trench collapse that occurred at an Upper Brookville site on Wolver Hollow Road. But it is now fair to ask, is that remotely close to an adequate penalty after the senseless and horrific death of two workers?

Estelle Davis Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Backhoe

A pedestrian was crushed to death in a terrible accident in Brooklyn on Friday, March 5, 2021. 61-year-old Estelle Davis was struck by a backhoe (a large construction vehicle) when it backed into her and its shovel knocked her to the ground. Shocking video of the incident shows the backhoe continuing to reverse, with the driver seemingly unaware that he has struck a pedestrian. Davis was dragged under the vehicle to the corner of New Lots and Van Sinderen Avenues in East New York, where she was left unconscious when the backhoe drove away.

Woman Injured in Manhattan Construction Fence Collapse

A woman was injured after a construction fence fell over and struck her in the head, leaving her stuck underneath a car. The incident occurred on Monday, March 1, 2021 just after 5:00 p.m., when an unidentified woman was walking past a six-story building on West 144th Street in Hamilton Heights. Investigators believe the wind caused the fence to topple over onto the sidewalk. 

Construction Worker Falls to His Death From NYU Hospital

At around 8:30 am on February 26, 2021, a 52-year-old construction worker was tragically killed in a work site accident. The incident occurred at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center on East 41st Street, where the victim had been working on the 16th floor. He reported to work at the midtown Manhattan hospital at 6:30 am that day and took the hoist elevator that runs outside the hospital façade. Two hours later, he fell to the ground.

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