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Year: 2020

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Brooklyn Wall Collapse

At around 1:30 p.m. on December 28th, 2020, two workers were trapped under heavy debris after a 9-foot brick retaining wall collapsed in a residential backyard at 454 42nd Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. One worker was left in critical condition and another...

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Shattered Glass Falls 56 Stories From Midtown High-Rise

Tragedy was narrowly avoided on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 15, when a glass curtain wall panel fell 56 stories from a midtown building to the street below, shattering and scattering chunks of glass all over the street. Fortunately, no one below was injured. Police...

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Access-a-Ride Van Slams Into Subway Station, Injuring Two

It was a frightening scene in Lower Manhattan on Monday, November 2, 2020 as the remnants of a subway entrance were scattered along the street after an Access-a-Ride van slammed into the railing, injuring two people. It all unfolded around 6:15 a.m. at Church and...

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High Winds Cause Manhattan Crane to Spin, Dropping Debris

Dangerous winds caused a construction crane atop a Manhattan skyscraper to spin out of control on Thursday, October 29, 2020, sending debris plummeting to the streets below. Witnesses say around 7:00 p.m., a crane attached to an 85-story luxury building located on 111...

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NYC 2020 Traffic Deaths on Track to Reach Record High

As if 2020 hasn't already been tough enough for New York City, it was recently reported that the city is on track to have the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2014, the year that Mayor Bill de Blasio took office. Street safety non-profit Transportation...

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