Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Two-for-one Tuesday


The New York City Fire Department responded to an apparent wall collapse at 31st Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday.

The address is 875 6th Avenue.

Found to be safe just 7 days before!

According to the Daily News: I-beam being removed during demolition at 883 Sixth Ave. in Manhattan about 2:50 p.m. struck an adjacent 25-story office building at 875 Sixth Ave., slightly injuring an office worker.

And from

Authorities say a construction worker died after falling 30 to 40 feet from a scaffold on a bridge that connects to Queens.

Authorities say the man died at Elmhurst Hospital Center on Tuesday hours after the mid-afternoon accident on the Triborough Bridge. His identity has not been released.

A Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority spokeswoman says the accident occurred after an aeriel crane bucket lifted the worker to scaffolding on the bridge above Astoria Park near Hoyt Avenue.

The city's Department of Buildings does not have jurisdiction over the bridge agency or the project. The bridge authority is investigating the accident.

The spokeswoman says the man was a member of a crew working on a $275 million rehabilitation of the bridge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good God. Stop the madness already!