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Two Workers Dead After Trench Collapse on Long Island

A pair of workers were killed in an accident on Long Island when a trench collapsed during construction of a septic tank. According to Nassau County Police, the accident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 in Brookville at a home on West hollow Road. The workers were in the process of digging… Read More »

One Dead, Two Injured in Construction Accident on Long Island

One construction worker was killed and another injured after getting caught in wiring that was stuck underneath a pickup truck at a job site on Long Island. According to authorities, a team of construction workers had set up cable guide wiring on the road on North Bicycle Path near Port Jefferson Station at about 1:30… Read More »

Worker Killed in Scaffolding Accident at Upper Manhattan Site

A worker died after a construction site accident in Upper Manhattan the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. According to authorities, the 28-year-old man from Staten Island was hit in the head by a piece of scaffolding while working at the construction site for a 13-story building on Riverside Drive, located along the northern end of… Read More »

The Most Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are all too common in New York, especially during what has become a construction boom throughout the metro area. Any time you are in a large city, you are almost certain to see a crane or two working on tall buildings, which means no place is immune from crane accidents. These accidents can… Read More »

Firefighters Free Trapped Man at Construction Site

On April 7, firefighters were called to a construction site in Water Mill to help free a man who was reportedly trapped in a trench. According to representatives from the Sag Harbor Fire Department, a man’s legs were stuck in a hole at the construction site after a large amount of dirt collapsed on top… Read More »

New York Construction Accident Sends Two Workers to Hospital

Two construction workers were trapped recently when the trench they were working in at a Rye, New York home collapsed. They were buried chest-deep in dirt for 90 minutes before rescue workers were able to free them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, has launched an investigation… Read More »