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July 2020 Archives

Oumar Ba Injured in Crown Heights Building Façade Collapse

Illegal building work is to blame in a Brooklyn building façade collapse that left a man with a fractured skull. On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Oumar Ba was walking by a Crown Heights grocery store when video surveillance captured debris and bricks falling on top of the 39-year-old father of two, leaving him unconscious. Bystanders who witnessed the incident, which occurred at 1412 St. John's Place near Utica Ave., rushed to help. Ba was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition, with a fracture to his skull and injuries to his ribs and shoulder.

1 Killed, 3 Injured in Scaffolding Collapse in Midtown Manhattan

A horrifying Midtown Manhattan construction accident left one worker killed and three hospitalized. At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, a piece of parapet at 136 East 36th, a 12-story co-op building, came crashing down from the roof onto a suspended rig that held two construction workers. The rig in turn slammed into the scaffolding below. A resident who was interviewed said "it sounded like a loud explosion."

Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet Into Nassau County Pit

On Monday, July 6, 2020, a Long Island construction worker was seriously injured when he fell 25 feet into a large foundation pit in Glen Head, New York. According to Nassau County Police, it happened around 11:15 a.m. at the construction site on 162 Linden Lane. An emergency team pulled the unidentified 67-year-old man out of the pit using ropes and a stokes basket, which are commonly used as rescue stretchers. He was then flown to a nearby hospital with head and body injuries. 

Man Injured in Partial Building Collapse in Murray Hill

One man was injured in a partial building collapse in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The accident took place in the Murray Hill neighborhood, at 205 East 38th Street near Third Avenue. Without warning, around noon, bricks began to tumble down from the facade of the five-story building, crushing the black Lincoln town car parked below and injuring the man sitting inside. He was treated at the scene for his injuries before being transported to a local hospital.

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