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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 tragically died from his injuries.

Maria Sanchez Killed in Elevator Shaft Fall at Food Emporium

In a horrifying and tragic incident, Maria Sanchez, a Food Emporium employee, was fatally crushed by an illegally-installed freight elevator in the chain's location on West 43rd Street on December 15, 2020. She was found at the bottom of the elevator shaft around 4:10pm, and the police responded to the scene 20 minutes later.

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