April 2nd, 2018 – Tractor Trailer Driver Injured In Crash
In the early hours of the morning, the driver of a tractor trailer crashed into a building owned by Atlec Engineering. According to police, the tractor trailer had struck an abandoned car and then careened out of control into the building where it overturned and caused significant damage by going through several walls. The driver was taken to the hospital and thankfully, no one was injured inside of the building.
February 28th, 2018 – Worker Pinned During Construction On Tunnel
A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Buildings has confirmed that a worker was injured while installing a precast concrete section in the new Delaware Aqueduct. In a statement, the spokesperson confirmed that the concrete slipped from the machine that was being used to install it and fell on the worker. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
December 1st, 2017 – Construction Worker Injured While Pouring Concrete
A 45-year-old construction worker was seriously injured when he was helping to pour concrete to create a basement for a new home in Goshen. During the process, the boom of the truck moved and struck the worker in the head, causing injuries to his head, face and, leg. His injuries were serious enough that a helicopter was called to take him to the hospital.
November 22nd, 2017 – Explosion At Cosmetics Plant Injures 125
Authorities are now investigating two explosions that took place at a cosmetics factory in New York. Police have confirmed that one man was killed and at least 125 people were injured. The plant was fined early this year for safety issues but it has yet to be determined if these issues contributed to the explosions.
October 6th, 2017 – Tractor Overturns Killing Goshen Farm Worker
The police have reported that a 49-year-old man who was driving a tractor in a food storage bay has died. While operating the tractor it came into contact with a wall and attempted to climb the wall, ultimately flipping over on top of the worker. Coworkers were able to use a chain to lift it off of him, however, his injuries were too severe and he was declared dead at the hospital.
September 29, 2017- Construction Worker Injured Inside A Portable Toilet
A construction worker had his restroom break violently interrupted when the portable toilet he was in was squashed by a dump truck. The 28-year-old man is recovering after this accident took place. He suffered a collapsed lung, pelvic fractures, and most likely internal bleeding. Fortunately, his injuries are non-life-threatening. This incident was not immediately cited by the police because it happened on private property.
August 24, 2017- Wall Collapses And Buries Construction Worker Alive
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has shut down a 15-acre New York commercial and residential development site. The shut down was due to an accident where a wall collapse left a construction worker buried alive. The worker was buried when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him. The accident took place early this month. Emergency crews reportedly found the man trapped underneath the debris and there was also another man who was injured close by. By the time rescue crews came the trapped worker was already dead and the other man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
July 28, 2017- Construction Workers Fall 40 Feet At A Construction Site
Two construction workers are in serious condition after they fell 40 feet while working on scaffolding on Thursday, July 27, 2017. According to fire rescue workers, firefighters came to the scene of the accident very quickly. Both men fell very close to the street level, which helped firefighters and paramedics to quickly get to the men and into the ambulance. Their condition is listed as serious.
June 29, 2017- Engineering Equipment Operator Dies On Alaskan Construction Site
A Chicago man who was working on an Alaskan construction project on temporary assignment was killed on site. The man died on Monday, June 26, 2017, in the afternoon while operating heavy equipment on the Chena River flood control project outside North Pole, Alaska. According to the agency, the man was operating a roller compactor on a stability berm and as he was preparing the site to install a relief well, the compactor rolled. Emergency responders pronounced him dead thirty minutes after the accident happened. The accident is being investigated by the agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
May 31, 2017- Nine Workers Injured After Building Partially Collapses
Nine workers were injured after a building partially collapsed at a construction site. The construction workers were pouring concrete when the accident took place, but it is not quite clear how the collapse took place. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene of the accident to find some of the workers hanging from the scaffolding and some knee-deep in wet concrete. Other workers were trying to shovel themselves out of the wet concrete. It was reported that nearly 20 people fell from scaffolding, but only a dozen were transported to a nearby hospital. OSHA inspectors were on the site shortly after the accident happened.
April 28, 2017- Dangerous Factory Conditions Highlighted In Alabama Work Accident
A young Alabama woman’s fatal accident shined a spotlight on the dangers associated with low-paying jobs in America. The 20-year-old woman was struggling to earn enough money to pay for her upcoming wedding so she decided to take up a job working for the Ajin USA auto parts plant. Her tragic accident happened when a robot that the young woman was operating stopped working correctly. She attempted to fix the machine with three other coworkers and ended up stepping inside the robot’s cage. Unfortunately, the robot abruptly started working again and crushed the 20-year-old inside it. She died the following morning from the injuries she suffered. OSHA has very strict rules when it comes to large machinery and immediate workplace safety and has concluded that this woman’s accident was preventable. OSHA also states that this accident should not have happened if the employers had followed proper safety precautions.
March 30th, 2017 – Firefighter Injured In Staten Island Blaze
A firefighter was injured while fighting a five-alarm fire on Staten Island while attempting to rescue the elderly woman who lived in the home. Sadly, both the home and its resident were lost to the fire. For more information on this check out PIX11 News