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Month: July 2023

Crane Collapses and Catches Fire in Hell’s Kitchen

On Wednesday, July 26 just before 7:30 A.M., bystanders on Manhattan’s West Side beheld a terrifying sight: a crane on fire, forty-five stories high, issuing a thick black rope of smoke into the sky. The crane, holding a construction worker, was stationed at 550 10th...

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Van Collides with Bus in Bronx, Injuring 10 People

On Sunday night, a devastating bus accident left at least 10 people with injuries in the Bronx neighborhood of West Farms. ABC reports that around 7:15 p.m., a black minivan violently rear-ended an MTA bus at the intersection of East 180th Street and Crotona Parkway....

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Williamsburg Worker Trapped in Trench

On Tuesday, July 18 at 9:45 AM, a man working on a six-story new residential building project on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was trapped up to his waist under thousands of pounds of dirt that collapsed, stopping at least three feet high. According to...

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Long Beach, NY, Worker Falls 12 Feet From Scaffolding

On July 11, 2023 shortly after 11:00 AM, the Fire Department of Long Beach, NY was notified that a male construction worker fell from scaffolding at 100 E Broadway, located at the intersection of East Broadway and Riverside Boulevard. The man, who fell approximately...

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Workers Injured in Gas Tank Explosion at NYC Landmark

Early on the morning of July 12, 2023, firefighters were called to 550 Madison Avenue after a gas tank exploded on the 34th floor of the landmark building, seriously injuring two construction workers. The two workers were brought to local hospitals and are reportedly...

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Worker Injured on Faulty Scaffolding in Midtown

On Tuesday, July 11, a mason worker fell while walking on defective scaffolding at a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan. According to Patch, officials from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) said the...

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Dozens Injured in Crash Between NYC Tour Bus and MTA Bus

Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on July 6, 2023, a double-decker tour bus collided with an MTA bus on the East Side of Manhattan. The frightening crash left many individuals requiring medical treatment, with 27 passengers being sent to the hospital and around 50 others...

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