Six people were injured in a construction site collapse in Suffolk County, New York, in early November, as reported by Joanne Holcomb from the site Local Accidents Report.
A storage facility for a car dealership was undergoing renovations when an entire cinderblock wall that was being demolished came crashing down. Some of the workers who were on a lift when the wall collapsed were thrown into the air, then fell to the ground with the cinderblock.
A total of six people were injured. Three of them are currently in critical condition.
OSHA will be investigating the cause of the incident, the story read.
Construction industry workers face hazardous working conditions year-round. Statistics from OSHA show that 800 construction site deaths occurred in one recent year. Construction site fatalities account for around 20 percent of all job site deaths in the private sector every year, nationwide.
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