There's no disputing it; being a construction worker is a dangerous job. Whether you are working with heavy machinery or high atop scaffolding, you are always one slip-up away from suffering a serious - and possibly life-threatening - injury.
Two New York City construction workers found themselves dangling in their safety harnesses 12 stories in the air late last week. Witnesses stood and watched, hoping that the man would not plunge from the collapsed scaffolding at 57th Street and Lexington Avenue in Midtown.
A worker at a New York construction site has died after being crushed by a pipe at a construction site. The construction site is at Governors Island, the 127-acre former military base that is being turned into parkland.