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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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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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Six Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision in North Bellmore

A multi-vehicle collision occurred in North Bellmore, Long Island, leading to the hospitalization of four adults and two children. The incident unfolded yesterday at approximately 7 a.m. near the intersection of Jerusalem Avenue and Newbridge Road. According to...

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Four Construction Workers Burned in Bronx Accident

On the morning of Monday, May 15, a group of construction workers in the north Bronx suffered burn wounds after materials at their job site ignited. According to local news, the incident took place just before 9 a.m. at a new building being constructed on Gun Hill...

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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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