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3 Injured, 2 Critically, in Tompkins County Construction Accident

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Stephanie Samedi2 years ago

Two workers and a local resident have been taken to the hospital after incurring injuries from a vehicle collision on a construction site in Tompkins County, New York.

About The Tompkins County Construction Accident

According to WBNG, a pair of construction vehicles collided at a job site in Tompkins County where crews were working on rebuilding a bridge. Two workers, Bradley Berggren and Sean Redman, sustained injuries in the accident.

A third person, area resident Johnny Sill, 65, was standing near the site when the accident occurred. He was also injured.

Redman was transported via ambulance with minor injuries; however, Sill and Berggren were less fortunate. Both had to be airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital and are listed in critical condition.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013 – 4,101 of those deaths occurred in private industry.
  • 828 worker deaths were recorded at construction sites, accounting for 20 percent of all private industry fatalities.
  • The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.

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