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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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Two Workers Injured in Hunts Point Scaffolding Collapse

On the afternoon of October 30th, 2021, two construction workers were seriously injured in a scaffolding collapse at a Bronx work site. The two injured men were taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition. At around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, the two workers, ages 29...

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Three Injured in Midtown Manhattan Manhole Explosion

In the early hours of February 28th, 2021, first responders were investigating smoke emanating from city manhole covers when an explosion suddenly erupted, injuring three, damaging property, and causing power outages. The FDNY first arrived to the scene on East 56th...

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Two Workers Saved by FDNY After UWS Scaffold Collapse

A pair of construction workers are grateful to be alive after the scaffold they were working on collapsed, leaving them dangling 10 stories above the sidewalk on the Upper West Side. On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., firefighters responded to...

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