5 folks had been injured at a city-run construction website in Queens Monday morning, officers stated.
The Division of Environmental Safety, which is accountable for the positioning at 46-01 thirty seventh Ave. in Sunnyside Gardens, stated a rebar cage tipped over onto 5 contractors engaged on a part of town’s third water tunnel positioned there.
All 5 injured — one important, two severe, and one minor — had been rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, in response to the FDNY. The investigation is ongoing.
Final 12 months, the construction employee deaths within the metropolis reached a five-year-high with 22 folks dying whereas on the job. A brand new regulation that went into impact final month elevated the utmost authorized tremendous for construction corporations convicted of legal negligence that led to an worker’s extreme harm or loss of life to $500,000, up from $10,000.