Building Collapse In The Bronx Kills One Worker, Injures Five
The construction industry tops the charts as New York’s most deadly industry. More injuries in the industry were reported in 2018 than in any other year following the post-recession construction boom. When it comes to the fatalities, the Department of Buildings only tracks deaths that come as a direct result of a violation. In 2018, the number tracked by the DOB accounted for 12 cases. Deaths that were not connected to a violation of construction codes accounted for another 6, bringing the number of deaths much closer to 20. Construction accidents as a whole were 13% higher in 2018 than in 2017.
CBS Local New York reports that a worker was killed, and five others injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the Bronx.
Investigators are working to determine what caused a construction accident that happened Tuesday in the Bronx.
One worker was killed, and five others were seriously injured in the accident. The building was located at 94 E. 208th Street in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx.
According to firefighters, just before noon, part of the structure came down on workers. The falling structure crushed one man and seriously injured others. FDNY Fire Chief John Esposito said that it appears the workers were working on the second floor when material fell from the third floor to the second floor.
City records indicate that the building under construction was a four-story, eight-unit housing complex. Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Buildings arrived on the scene to investigate.
Firefighters had to use ladders to access the second floor. They also had to construct shores and struts to keep the second floor from collapsing onto the first floor.