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Worker Antonio Garcia Injured in Brooklyn Heights Roof Fall

Construction work is far from an easy way to make a living, but many New Yorkers risk life and limb on a daily basis to provide for their loved ones. We were reminded yet again of the dangers construction workers face when Antonio Garcia, a 41-year-old laborer, fell from the roof of a landmarked Brooklyn Heights house last week.

Worker Collapsed in Hard-to-Reach Spot in West Village Building

At approximately 9 a.m. on Monday August 14th, a construction worker passed out on the upper floors of 348 W. 14th Street, as reported by the New York Daily News. the man collapsed at a hard-to-reach location within the building, where firefighters later used an FDNY tower ladder to rescue him. 

NYC Worker Severely Injured - Local Union Calls for Elevator Safety Act

Continuing an alarming trend of workplace accidents, there has been another awful tragedy in New York City. This time, an elevator mechanic was crushed by an elevator in the basement of a Manhattan building, according to a spokesman from the Fire Department.

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