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Worker Segundo Huerta Killed in Bronx Building Collapse

In what the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) is calling a "preventable tragedy," a construction worker and father of five named Segundo Huerta was killed in a building collapse accident that occurred in the Norwood section of the Bronx on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. In a cruel twist of fate, other friends and family of Huerta's were also seriously injured in the collapse.

Samuel Waisbren Killed by Malfunctioning Elevator in Manhattan

A man named Samuel Charles Waisbren was killed in a tragic elevator accident at the Manhattan Promenade, a residential building located at 344 Third Ave. in Kips Bay, on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Disturbingly, it is being reported that the owners of this building were recently fined for unsafe elevator conditions in the building. 

Crane Collapse Damages Jacob Riis Apartment Building in East Village

Residents of the Jacob Riis housing complex narrowly escaped a frightening scene after a crane partially collapsed, sending part of the crane and heavy metal beams into the exterior of an apartment building, knocking air conditioners out of windows and shattering glass on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Luckily, no injuries have been reported, although the accident did briefly shut down FDR Drive and force residents to evacuate one of the New York City Housing Authority-managed buildings in the East Village. 

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