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David Johnson Killed in Queens Demolition Accident, Another Worker Injured

On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, a partial building collapse occurred at a Queens demolition site, tragically killing David Johnson and severely injuring another worker. Johnson, 50, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The other injured worker was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition. New York's Department of Buildings (DOB) is investigating this incident.

Alejandro Pellisa Dies in New Rochelle Electrocution Accident

Another tragic death due to a construction accident occurred in New Rochelle, New York on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 26-year-old Alejandro Manuel Caisaguano Pellisa was performing a job on the outside of a building on Union Avenue. In order to do the job, he had to be lifted in a cherry picker. Sadly, the cherry picker accidentally struck some high voltage wires, and he was electrocuted.

NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line Train Collides with Truck

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line experienced delays going both ways due to a collision along the tracks. An NJ Transit train collided with the trailer of a truck that was stuck on the tracks at the Cedar Avenue crossing in Middlesex, NJ. Luckily, there are no reported injuries.

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