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Construction & Work Injuries

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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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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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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Worker Falls 30 Feet Between Buildings on Lower East Side

On June 22, 2023, shortly after 9:00 a.m., a construction worker fell approximately 30 feet at a construction site on Broome Street in Lower Manhattan. The worker then became stuck in a confined space between two buildings and was thankfully rescued by FDNY members...

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Mark Holder Killed by Ditch Collapse in Champion, NY

In a tragic turn of events, Mark Holder of Redwood, New York lost his life on April 20, after the wall of a ditch he was working in unexpectedly collapsed. Holder, 59, was installing an underground drainage line for a residential construction project managed by...

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Manhattan Worker Injured in Fall Down Hospital Chute

On the morning of April 24, at around 6:45 a.m., a construction worker was performing their job at an NYU Langone Hospital in Manhattan. According to the Daily News, the worker fell down a garbage chute from the upper levels of the building. Fortunately, he survived...

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NYC Construction Deaths Reached a Three-Year High in 2022

According to an alarming new report from the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), New York City's construction workers have suffered their highest death rate in three years. In 2022, eleven workers lost their lives in construction accidents across the city, a...

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