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Fatal Fall at Times Square Construction Site Was Preventable

Jose Cruz, a 59-year-old construction worker from Sunset Park, died on Wednesday, April 12, after falling from an I-beam at 1604 Broadway (near W. 49th Street). As NYC Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler informed reporters that the fall was "completely preventable" and that Cruz should have had "tie offs with his personal protection equipment, which he was wearing," the Department of Buildings stapled a stop work order at the site.

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.

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.

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.

Worker Killed By Falling Plank At West Village Construction Site

Louis Mata, 32, of Port Chester, was killed when he was struck by a fallen wooden plank at a construction site, police said. He was hit on the premises of the 421 Hudson Street construction site, around 5 p.m., fire officials said.

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 office.

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.