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Worker Killed in Long Island Construction Accident

Destiny Baker2 years ago

One man is dead following a construction accident at a residence in Huntington Station, New York.

Details of the Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the man was killed after a wall collapsed at the Crabapple Court home Monday afternoon.

The contractor, Julian Castellanos, and two other workers were building an outside entrance for a basement apartment. They had completed two retaining walls and were working on the entrance’s steps when one of the walls collapsed.

Castellanos was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two workers were not injured.

Construction Accident Statistics

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recorded 4,405 work-related deaths in 2013.
  • This averages to more than 12 deaths every day.
  • 3,929 of the recorded fatalities occurred in private industry with 796 being linked to construction.
  • The leading causes of death at construction sites included:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between

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