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Police Say New York Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

A construction worker was killed when a trench collapsed on him while he was working in a residential development in the Hudson Valley community of Woodbury, New York, police said. The 43-year-old worker was digging in a 10-foot ditch when …

New Jersey Construction Worker Dies After Being Trapped Under Large Steel Beam

A construction worker was killed when he got trapped under a large steel beam at a site in northern New Jersey, authorities said. Orlando Rivas, 45, of Newark, was working in East Hanover when he became pinned beneath the beam …

Worker Killed at Amazon Hub Construction Site in Kentucky

A worker was killed at an Amazon delivery hub under construction at an airport in northern Kentucky, authorities said. The workplace accident occurred Saturday at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, WXIX-TV reported. The Boone County coroner’s office confirmed the fatality, …

Worker Killed by Falling Crane Counterweight in New York City

A worker was crushed to death Saturday when a crane counterweight fell on him at a lower Manhattan construction site, the third time in less than a week that a New York City construction worker was killed on the job. …

North Carolina Construction Company Fined $20K Over Worker Death

A construction company whose employee died after falling out of an elevator has been cited for safety violations. WBTV-TV reports that the North Carolina Department of Labor announced that Gilbane Building Company is required to pay $20,300 in fines in …

Florida Construction Worker Killed After Being Trapped Under Crane at Marina

Authorities say a construction worker was killed and another worker injured when a crane toppled at a marina on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Other construction workers attempted to free the trapped employee Thursday when he became caught under the construction crane …

Lift Touches Power Line, Kills Worker at Pennsylvania Industrial Park

Authorities say a lift touched a power line in an industrial park in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing a construction worker. The Luzerne County coroner’s office says 43-year-old Jason Evans of Clarks Summit died from an apparent electrocution. Evans was pronounced dead …

Part of Building Collapses in Pennsylvania, Killing One of Two Trapped Workers

A two-story home being demolished in Philadelphia, Penn., partially collapsed Monday, killing one of two contractors who had been trapped, officials said. Two men were working on the building shortly before 11 a.m. when the rear of the property collapsed, …

North Carolina Construction Worker Killed in Fall From Elevator in 33-Story Tower

A construction worker has died after falling out of an elevator on the 19th floor of a structure being built in North Carolina’s largest city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 24-year-old Juventino Mata-Hernandez was working on a 33-story tower when he died …

Maryland Highway Construction Worker Dies from Injuries

A highway construction worker has died from injuries he received when he was hit by a truck. Local media report that Walter I. Gonzales-Lopez, a 56-year-old Baltimore resident, died Sunday. He and a co-worker were struck Wednesday in a closed …