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1 Killed, 3 Injured in Scaffolding Collapse in Midtown Manhattan

A horrifying Midtown Manhattan construction accident left one worker killed and three hospitalized. At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, a piece of parapet at 136 East 36th, a 12-story co-op building, came crashing down from the roof onto a suspended rig that held two construction workers. The rig in turn slammed into the scaffolding below. A resident who was interviewed said "it sounded like a loud explosion."

Luis Miguel Duran Solano Fatally Crushed in Elevator Accident

Tragically, a preventable elevator accident at a Midtown construction site killed 24-year-old Luis Miguel Duran Solano on Thursday afternoon. The worker was riding in an elevator at 1227 Broadway, a high-rise building between 29th and 30th streets. While approaching the 33rd floor, he was crushed by a metal saddle protruding from the elevator shaft. 

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