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Albert Geerders Fatally Struck by Truck Driver in Nesconset Parking Lot

68-year-old Albert Geerders of Ronkonkoma was hit and killed by a commercial truck driver in the parking lot of a Nesconset business on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Multiple outlets report that the truck was backing up at the time the crash occurred. Sadly, Geerders was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Giuseppe Pagano Killed in Fall at Construction Site Near Grand Central

Construction worker Giuseppe Pagano was tragically killed after falling nearly 30 feet from an unguarded scaffold on a construction site near Grand Central Station on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He is at least the fourth construction worker in New York City to be killed in a work accident this year.

Worker Seriously Injured in Fall at Unfinished Stairwell in Brooklyn

A construction worker suffered serious head injuries after falling down a building shaft at a construction site in Brooklyn on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. Work at the site has been halted, and the contractor responsible for the site has been cited with multiple safety violations. 

Construction Worker Injured in Fall onto Subway Tracks in Sunset Park

A construction worker was seriously injured in a fall while performing upgrade work on subway tracks on Fourth Avenue between 53rd and 52nd Street in Sunset Park on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The worker was rescued by the FDNY and taken to NYU Langone Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

Charles McClean Tragically Killed by USPS Truck Driver in Brooklyn

52-year-old Charles McClean went to a corner store just a block from his apartment when he was tragically struck and killed by a USPS truck as he tried crossing the street at the corner of MacDougal St. and Howard Ave. in Brooklyn on May 3, 2019.

Preventing Construction Falls with the National Safety Stand-Down

Falls are the number one killer of construction workers. Although this is well-understood in the industry, the number of fatal construction site falls is trending upwards, and the number of fatal work falls for all American workers reached an all-time high in 2017. The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down aims to change that.

Cyclist Pedro Tepozteco Struck & Killed by Truck Driver in Borough Park

Pedro Tepozteco, 26, was riding his bike on 47th Avenue, a one-way street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, when the 29-year-old driver of a box truck attempted to pass him. Tragically, the cyclist was run over and pronounced dead at Maimondes Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.