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September 2018 Archives

Construction Worker Luis Almonte Killed in Wall Collapse at Sunset Park

Tragedy struck Wednesday, September 12th when a retaining wall above a trench at a construction site collapsed, leaving one worker trapped under the debris. Despite extensive rescue efforts, the search had to be postponed due to rain before they were able to locate the worker, and the FDNY is now characterizing the operation as a recovery, rather than a rescue.

NYC Construction Accidents up 17%, Fatalities Doubled in 2018

By December 1st of 2018, New York City construction workers and supervisors will be required to have logged an additional 40 and 62 hours of safety training respectively to comply with the recently passed bill known as Local Law 196. Employers need to provide this training now more than ever, as new data reveals that NYC construction accidents are up 17% and have caused 8 fatalities in the first 7 months of 2018, double the amount of deaths over the same time frame in 2017.

Yu Qing Chen Tragically Hit and Killed by MTA Bus in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn pedestrian tragically passed away after she was hit by an MTA bus in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. At approximately 8pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Yu Qing Chen was crossing the street within a marked crosswalk when a B6 bus traveling west on Stillwell Avenue made a right turn and struck her.