Because construction accidents often involve large machinery or heavy building materials, the injuries the accidents cause can be devastating. In cases of spinal cord injuries, the victim can be left paralyzed, unable to work or walk again.
We don't know who performed the task of informing his young family, but it must have been a very difficult duty to carry out. There are no words with which you can break gently the news of the sudden loss of a father and husband.
There are reports today that four construction workers have been injured in an accident on a worksite far from us in New York.
In a recent construction accident far south of New York City, a rescue effort was turned into a recovery mission after a 39-year-old worker was buried by dirt in a trench collapse.
As we write this, it's known that Superstorm Sandy devastated New York City, but the extent of the damage is unknown.
Last week in this space, we told you about a candlelight vigil held by friends of a construction worker killed in a New York City crane collapse.
The contractor constructing the Brooklyn condominiums where a worker died Monday in a building collapse may be supervising more construction projects than the city allows, media sources report.
A construction worker helping rebuild a home that had been burnt down by fire last winter lost a finger in a construction accident last week.
A construction worker was hurt yesterday morning in a fall about 200 miles north of New York City, officials said.
A construction worker was injured on the job at New York City's rising World Trade Center last Friday afternoon, according to news reports.