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Two Manhattan Construction Workers Fell to Their Deaths

Two construction workers who fell to their deaths at unrelated job sites in Manhattan have brought to light the need for better safety training. In one of the incidents, a third worker was seriously injured, as well. The first incident was when 36-year-old Juan Chonillo, father of five, fell from a height of 29 stories at the 670-foot luxury condo tower where he was helping to raise the framework for pouring concrete on the 29th floor. According to New York Daily News, Chonillo, an immigrant from Ecuador, was pronounced dead on the scene by FDNY officials. Chonillo’s cousin, Angel Munoz, 46, was not ... Read More

Feds To Investigate Fatal Construction Accident At Wetumpka Airport

WETUMPKA, ALA. — Federal safety investigators are investigating a fatal construction accident Jan. 20. The worker was killed on the job during a project at the Wetumpka Municipal Airport. The worker, an employee of a construction company contracted to build a drainage ditch at the airport, died of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a concrete drainage pipe, Detective Mike Hafley of the Wetumpka Police Department told The Wetumpka Herald. The fatal construction accident occurred around 4:30 p.m., authorities said. The Wetumpka Herald reported that the worker was “fatally injured … by one of the concrete drain (pipes) striking him,” ... Read More