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Construction Accidents

Injured Worker Rescued from Crane in White Plains

In downtown White Plains, a dramatic scene unfolded in the summer sky: On Wednesday, August 9, an injured construction worker descended through the air, dangling from a safety harness. ABC reports that the worker fell during his shift on a crane boom, sustaining a...

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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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Manhattan Construction Worker Survives 15-Foot Fall

Early Tuesday morning, a construction worker plunged fifteen feet to the bottom of a deep trench on a construction site located on East 20th Street. The man was working inside a pit completing waterproofing work when he suddenly slipped and tumbled off the ladder he...

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Diego Rodriguez Celi Dies in Fall from High-Rise in Dumbo

A frightening accident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, when a window washer fell from the 12th floor of a high-rise building to a second-floor balcony below. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The window washer, identified as Diego...

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Long Island Worker Victor Irizarry Dies of CO Poisoning

Victor Irizarry, a 30-year-old worker, tragically died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 while on his Long Island work site of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.  Irizarry, who was an employee of Suffolk Excavating, was working on a residential work site in Fort Salonga, Long...

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