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December 2016 Archives

Construction worker falls 15 feet into Chelsea hole

Construction work is some of the highest risk work for injuries or even death on the job. So far in New York in 2016, 29 construction workers have been killed on the job. Due to the large machinery, the movement of heavy materials and many other risk factors, there is substantial risk to those who work in construction in New York and elsewhere.

Two Pedestrians Hurt In Two Separate Car Accidents

Two pedestrians were struck and injured in separate car accidents over a span of two days, officials said. A 76-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, was struck while she was crossing the street on York Avenue and 84th Street without a walk sign, officials said.

Bicyclist Killed By Truck In Upper West Side

Jin Yin Jiang, 59, a deliveryman, was on his bicycle without his helmet when he was struck by a truck, officials said. The accident happened on Broadway near West 88th Street on the Upper West Side.

Elderly Man Killed In Bronx Hit-And-Run

A 72-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in Wakefield, Bronx, officials said. The man was crossing the intersection of Nereid and Richardson Avenues when a black Ford Fusion made a left-turn and struck him, officials said.

Boy Critically Injured After Flushing Car Crash

An 11-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was struck by an SUV in flushing, officials said. The boy was crossing the street at Willets Point Boulevard near 148th Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee struck him.

Girl Injured After Van Crash In Forest Hills

An 11-year-old girl was injured after she was struck by a van in Forest Hills, Queens, officials said. The girl walked into traffic near 74th Avenue when she wa struck by a van driving eastbound on Metropolitan Avenue, officials said.

Man Fatally Struck In Northern Boulevard Car Crash

A 79-year-old man was hit and killed when he crossed the street on Northern Boulevard in Flushing, officials said. The man was crossing Prince Street and Northern Boulevard against the light, officials said.

Two People Killed In Sunrise Highway Crash

Driver Ozcan Ayyidiz, 49, of Mastic Beach, and Kevin Melger, 23, of Brentwood, were killed when their car was driving in the wrong direction on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven, Long Island, officials said. Another passenger, Jonathan Valladeres, 25, who was Melger's cousin, was in critical condition.

Two Suffer Minor Injuries After Cab Jumps UES Sidewalk

Two people suffered minor injuries after a yellow cab jumped the curb of an Upper East Side sidewalk, officials said. The incident happened at York Avenue and East 79th Street.

Two Toddlers Killed From Radiator Burns In Cluster Site Apartment

Two young girls were killed after the radiator in their shelter apartment filled the room with scalding steam as they napped, officials said. The incident happened at 720 Hunts Point Avenue, which was used by the city's Department of Homeless Services as cluster-site housing, officials said.

Ladders are often the culprit of a construction site accident

As a construction worker, you are staffed with many responsibilities throughout the day. No matter what task you're taking on, nothing changes the fact that your safety, health, and well-being should always come first. If you have any reason to believe that you're in an unsafe situation, you should remove yourself without delay.

What to do if you're injured in a construction site accident

Every job has its risks. People in every industry can and are injured on the job, often requiring medical attention. That's why there are law protecting workers, including laws requiring that employers pay into workers' compensation and that set standards for safety on the job.

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.

Woman Pushing Stroller With Child Struck By Bus In Queens

A woman was struck by a city bus when she was pushing a stroller with her 3-year-old girl across 46th Avenue at 111th Street in North Corona, officials said. The Q23 bus was traveling on 111th Street when it made a right turn onto 46th Avenue and struck the victim.

Passenger Killed After LI Car Crash

Brandee Griffin, 33, was killed after her car crashed in Freeport, Long Island, officials said. Driver William Billups, 45, of Hempstead, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Pedestrian Seriously Hurt In Lower East Side Bus Accident

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being involved in an accident involving an MTA bus in the Lower East Side, officials said. The accident occurred at Canal Street and Allen Street.