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Angel Ezpinoza Killed by Falling Scaffolding in Morningside Heights

Staten Island construction worker Angel Ezpinoza was tragically killed on Thursday afternoon, June 12th when a piece of scaffolding fell and struck him in the head. Ezpinoza, 28, suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Fatal Construction Accident Leads to Homicide Charges

Two construction managers are now facing homicide charges in the death of a Queens construction worker who was crushed by a collapsing wall in a deadly accident in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The construction managers, Wilmer Cuevas and Alfonso Prestia, inexplicably refused to shut down a construction site on 9th Avenue earlier this year despite the pointed warnings of an engineer who recently inspected the work. The engineer, according to the indictment warned the man that continuing work at the site was too dangerous. The engineers pleas were completely ignored.

Another Trenching Accident, This One Fatal

Worker Killed Following Trench Wall Collapse at Local New Jersey Construction Site

A 43-year-old construction worker was tragically killed on Monday after a trench collapsed during the construction of a home in Franklin Township, New Jersey. The worker was buried alive while working in the trench that was being used for the installation of utilities. Five workers who were present when the walls of the trench gave way tried to save their co-worker, but were not able to rescue the man.

One Hardhat Killed & Another Injured in Queens Construction Accident

One construction worker has been killed and another injured in a tragic Queens construction accident. The accident occurred earlier this morning at 45-45 42nd Street in the Sunnyside section of Queens.

Fatal Construction Accident in Manhattan

The New York City personal injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP, are following the story of a construction worker who tragically died yesterday, April 13, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. after falling from the roof of an office building near Penn Station located at 424 West 33rd Street. The worker plummeted 10 stories and landed on a second floor scaffolding below. As reported by The Daily News, the worker was only 34 years old.

Fatalities on the job In NYC

This blog focuses on workplace injuries and fatalities caused by poor equipment, lack of training, negligence and other causes of workplace accidents. However, we don't talk much about worker injuries and deaths caused by violence. However, in 2012, ten people died in shootings that happened on the job in New York City. Another seven were killed by co-workers in non-gun-related homicides.

OSHA Investigates Fatal Construction Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to launch an investigation into the death of a 49-year-old man killed in a trench at a Texas construction site. The worker, Armando Gonzales, was working inside a 30 to 40 foot hole when two 1500 pound shoring panels fell and crushed him.

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