A 32yr old construction worker was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital in serious condition after he was found bleeding from a head wound in the sub basement of the Brooklyn Point Building on Willoughby Street near Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
The building, a 57 story luxury tower, is still under construction and adds to the changed landscape of downtown Brooklyn, which has seen a boom in construction activity with several other new luxury high rise buildings already occupied.
Authorities were unable to say how the man sustained the injury.
A 59yr old man, an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died on the job today inside the College Point Bus Depot on 28th Avenue in Queens.
The tragedy occurred when a bus driver, backing up her bus, struck him as he performed his duties. Emergency Medical Service personnel and First Responders rushed to the scene, but the man could not be saved. It is unclear whether the driver faces any charges. The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad will determine the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.
Three men, all MTA workers, were taken to Saint Lukes Hospital after they were reportedly struck by a piece of steel while working along the tracks near a boom truck on an elevated section of the Metro North Line on Park Avenue near East 101st Street in Manhattan.
A 33yr old man who volunteered to help remove debris at a construction site belonging to the Church of God of Prophecy at 463 Rutland Road in Brooklyn was seriously injured after the section he was standing on collapsed.
The man fell straight through to the basement level and was buried by approximately six feet of debris.
It took more than one hundred firefighters, with some assistance from a Con Edison crew using a vacuum truck, just over one hour to free him from beneath the rubble.
The injured man was rushed to Kings County Hospital and was expected to survive his harrowing ordeal. It is unclear at this time whether proper permits were in place for work at the site, or whether any violations or Stop Work orders have been issued.