Concrete slab falls on worker in NYC
A concrete slab fell onto a worker, killing him, at a construction site in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Witnesses describe the horrific site of seeing the worker’s hands and feet protruding from under the slab.
The incident happened at 326 West 37th Street in Midtown, where workers are excavating an old parking lot. A hotel is planned for the site.
According to plans filed with the city, the hotel is to rise 22 stories and have over 240 guest rooms. Construction at the site was partially shut down in August for a day because of safety violations.
An earlier complaint in May that the construction was causing dangerous vibrations in neighboring properties was dismissed after a city inspection.
FDNY and NYPD on scene of a deadly construction accident where a worker was crushed to death on West 37th Street in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan in NYC.
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The Department of Buildings spokesman, said the city has “among the toughest construction regulations of any jurisdiction in the world,” and attributed the increase in accidents “to a rise in the number of workers who fell on construction sites” and incidents of construction material falling during construction operations.
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