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3 Dead, 1 Hurt in Partial Collapse of Houston High-Rise Under Construction

Three workers were killed on Oct. 5 when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department said one injured worker was taken to a hospital and was listed in …

Construction Worker Killed in Fall at Housing Site in New Jersey

A construction worker has died after a fall at a housing site in northern New Jersey, authorities said. The accident occurred around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in Florham Park. Wander Santos, 47, of Newark, fell about 30 to 35 feet and …

Maryland Man Dies at Northern Virginia Construction Site

A Maryland man has died after a construction accident in northern Virginia. Nelson Aguilar-Salamanca, 55, was working for a subcontractor on a construction site near the new Capital One headquarters in McLean, Fairfax County police said. Around 7:30 a.m., he …

One Worker Killed, One Hurt in Fall from Bucket Truck in Massachusetts

Authorities say one worker was killed and another seriously hurt when they fell from the bucket of a lift truck while working on a Massachusetts bridge. State police say the workers fell onto a barge at about 10 a.m. Wednesday …

Manhattan Worker Crushed to Death in Construction Elevator

Authorities say a 24-year-old construction worker was killed in an elevator mishap in Manhattan. It happened Thursday afternoon at a building on Broadway between 29th and 30th streets. Police say the worker was inside a construction elevator that was approaching …

Man Injured After Wall Collapses in New Hampshire Construction Accident

New Hampshire officials say a man was seriously injured after being pinned under a concrete wall in a construction accident. WMUR-TV reports Pelham fire and police officials were able to dig the unidentified man out by hand after a wall …

Worker Seriously Injured at Massachusetts Construction Site

A worker has been seriously injured at a construction site in Lynn, Mass. Lynn Deputy Fire Chief Arthur Richard says the 38-year-old man was taken by helicopter Friday morning to a Boston hospital after suffering the injuries. Officials say a …

Worker Critically Hurt in Shaftway Fall at New York City Building Site

Officials say a construction worker tumbled down a roughly 10-foot shaftway at a Brooklyn building site and is hospitalized with critical injuries. He fell around 9 a.m. Friday at a property where a three-story apartment building is planned on Richardson …

Officials Say Maryland Construction Worker Died in Elevator Shaft Fall

Fire officials in Maryland say a construction worker has died after falling down an elevator shaft. WBAL reported that the accident occurred in Cockeysville, Md., which is outside of Baltimore. Michael David Zeller was working in a building that was …

Construction Worker Buried Alive When Wall Collapses at New York Site

Authorities say a construction worker was buried alive when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him at a commercial and residential development site in New York. Poughkeepsie fire officials tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that the wall collapsed Thursday afternoon …