Monday, October 31, 2011

Worker dies in Bronx building collapse

From the NY Times:

A construction worker was killed after a building he was working in collapsed and buried him under six feet of rubble in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon, the police said.

Muhamed Kebbeh, 51, of Story Avenue in the Bronx, died at Jacobi Medical Center shortly after the accident. About a dozen pillars in the basement of a two-story commercial building had given way, causing the structure to collapse. Two other construction workers escaped unharmed, a spokesman for the New York Police Department said.

Firefighters dug Mr. Kebbeh out from under the rubble with their bare hands about 10 minutes after the collapse, said Jim Donlevy, a F.D.N.Y. deputy chief from Division 6. Around 50 firefighters responded to the scene, he said.

Photo from the Daily News


FlushingRepresenter said...

I've seen people stabbed and heard peoples stories of them being shot but I've never heard any stories of being crushed (I guess because you don't get to speak about it) and living.

Anyone ever been crushed by something and lived to tell about it?

Anonymous said...

Nothing seemingly has happened to the Huang's, Jianguo Gao or Vera Construction YET for the fatal collapse in Elmhurst.

No law suits filed either.

Makes you wonder how they get away with it.

Politicians don't seem to care either.