Posted December 3, 2013 by Tabby T in News

Wall Collapse At Upstate New York Construction Site Leaving One Dead, Two Injured [Photo]


Another tragic disaster! NY Daily News reports on a wall collapsing incident that happened yesterday at an upstate New York constructions site.
“ABC News took video from above the accident scene Monday afternoon. One of the survivors was flown to a local medical center. One person is dead and two were injured after a retaining wall collapsed on three workers Monday at a Maybrook, New York construction site.

It took emergency personnel hours to lift the wall off the body of the dead worker, who was killed when the wall gave way as concrete was poured around 12:30 p.m. at 918 Homestead Ave. in Orange County.

A second worker was seriously injured and flown to Westchester Medical Center for “multiple injuries,” Maybrook Police Chief Arnold Amthor said in a statement. Another survivor was taken by ambulance to Orange Regional Medical Center.

The workers used the site to simulate the Catskill Aqueduct, which brings drinking water south to New York City, according to the city Department of Environmental Protection. A three-year project to connect the Catskill and Delaware Aqueducts is underway in nearby Gardiner, N.Y. and the Maybrook site was used by contractor Halmar Construction to practice concrete work.

The construction site was next to a large building behind an auto repair shop about 70 miles northwest of Manhattan.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the workers involved in today’s accident as well as their families and loved ones,” DEP spokesman Adam Bosch said in a statement. “OSHA will lead a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the accident.”

Cops have not publicly identified any of the workers. The investigation is ongoing, Amthor said.”


Source: NY Daily News