Archive for Job Site Injuries

Construction worker Angel Ezpinoza dies after being struck in head.

A worker has died after being struck in the head in a construction accident in Upper Manhattan Thursday afternoon.  The scene of the construction is at the 13-story building on Riverside Drive near the northern end of Riverside Park in Morningside Heights. The property is owned by a non-profit…

Another Construction Worker Needlessly Killed Due To Negligence Of Construction Project Management

A construction worker was killed after he was struck in the head by an anchoring bracket that fell from the building’s roof in Chelsea on Monday, December 18.  The 34-year-old man was found unconscious at 61 Ninth Avenue, on the corner of West 15th Street and Ninth Avenue.  He was pronounced…

Two Workers Rescued From Scaffolding Collapse In UES

Two workers were rescued from a collapsed scaffolding at a high rise on 98th Street and Lexington Avenue in the Upper East Side, according to reports.   It is not clear if there were any injuries. Emergency responders arrived at the scene at around 10:15 a.m. They were…

Window Washers Rescued After Being Stranded On Scaffolding

Two window washers were rescued after their scaffolding malfunctioned and stranded them on the 17th story of a building in downtown Manhattan, sources said. The incident happened at 33 Maiden Lane around 9:50 a.m., officials said.   The pair of men were cleaning the outside windows of the…

David Wichs Identified As Victim Killed In Tribeca Crane Collapse

David Wichs, 38, was instantly killed after a giant crane collapsed onto Worth Street on Friday morning. Wichs, a Harvard grad and computer trader from Prague, was crushed to death by 330 tons of steel, according to reports. He was only a five minute stroll from his Tribeca…

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