Archive for Construction injuries

Two Construction Workers Killed In Queens Accident

George Smith, 47, of Brooklyn and Alessandro Ramos, 43, of Queens, were killed on a construction site after a 6,500-pound steel beam fell from a crane, officials said. The incident happened at an in-progress apartment complex at 81-10 134th Street in Briarwood.   The beam was lifted four…

Two Workers Injured After Getting Stuck In Trench

Two men suffered minor injuries after getting stuck in a trench at a construction site in Williamsbridge, Bronx, according to reports.   One of the men was on duty at a construction site at Hicks Street and Fish Avenue.   Firefighters were able to set up an emergency…

Construction Worker Killed After Falling From Midtown Building

A construction worker was killed after he feel while working on a Midtown Manhattan building, according to reports. The incident happened at 135 West 52nd Street.   The victim, only identified as a 52-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He fell from the 45th story of…

Construction Worker Seriously Injured After Midtown Manhattan Fall

A construction worker was seriously injured after he fell several floors while working on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning, officials said.   The incident happened at 38th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway.   The victim, whose identity has not been released,…

Four Workers Injured After Car Crashes Into L.I. Building

Four construction workers were injured after an out-of-control car crashed into a building under renovation in Long Island, officials said. The incident happened at Ocean Avenue and West Main Street in Patchogue around 1 p.m. on Thursday.   The vehicle managed to travel 20 feet inside the structure…

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…

Construction Worker Critically Injured After Fall In Flatiron

A construction worker was critically injured after he fell five stories from a condominium construction site and was impaled on the steel rebar below, according to reports. The accident happened at 34 West 17th Street and 6th Avenue in the Flatiron District on Wednesday morning.   The unidentified…

Fire Officials Rescue Workers After Inwood Scaffolding Collapse

FDNY crews rescued four construction workers when the scaffolding they were on collapsed at an upper Manhattan work site, officials said.   The workers were on a six-story apartment building at 44 Seaman Avenue in Inwood at 11:45 a.m. when the main cable of the scaffolding snapped, officials…

Ceiling Collapse Injures 2 Workers On Upper West Side

Two construction workers were injured when a ceiling collapsed on them at a landmarked building on the Upper West Side on Monday morning, fire officials said. The incident occurred in the basement of 555 West End Avenue, formerly St. Agnes Boys High School.   The workers were not…

Midtown Building Ceiling Collapse Kills 1, Seriously Injures Another

A ceiling collapse in a midtown Manhattan building has killed one construction worker and seriously injured another on Friday morning, multiple sources reported. The eight-story building at 25 West 38th Street was undergoing demolition, fire officials said.   Pedro Bacilio, 26, was the victim who was killed in…

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