New York City Department of Buildings News

Collapse at Bronx Construction Site Kills One, Injures Five

A construction worker has died and five others were injured in a partial collapse of a building under construction in the Bronx. It happened shortly before noon Tuesday at the four-story construction site at 92 East 208th Street, near Steuben …

NYC Street Collapses Amid Gas Line and Water Main Ruptures

A New York City street and sidewalk collapsed Friday into a 40-foot-wide crater near a construction site as a gas line exploded and a water main ruptured. Authorities said no one was injured in the afternoon incident at Northern Boulevard …

Three Injured in Manhattan Construction Site Incident

Authorities say three people were hurt, one critically, at a Manhattan construction site when a mini crane rolled over and fell from the fourth floor to the street below. Officials said it happened Monday morning while workers were installing a …

Glass Panel Falls, Kills Worker at Manhattan Skyscraper Site

New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker. The city’s Department of Buildings said …

New York Construction Company Owner Indicted for Manslaughter

The owner of a Bedford-Stuyvesant construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall collapsed at an excavation site, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. “Construction site deaths such as his …

Fatal New York City Crane Collapse Blamed on Operator Error

New York City officials are blaming a crane collapse that killed a man in lower Manhattan in February on operator error. The city Department of Buildings said Friday the crane operator failed to secure the 565-foot crane the night before …

Steel Beam Falls from New York City Crane, Killing 2 Workers

Authorities say a steel beam being hoisted at a New York City construction site fell after a cable apparently snapped, killing a crane operator and a co-worker. The beam was being lifted when it came loose Tuesday afternoon in the …