January 17, 2016
Hit-and-run in Hunting Park A man who was initially believed to have been shot early Friday in Hunting Park was actually the victim of a hit-and-run, police said. At 2:54 a.m., cops responded to a radio call for a gunshot victim lying on Fifth Street near Hunting Park Avenue. The man was taken to Temple University Hospital, where doctors determined he had been struck by a car and not gunfire, police said. Investigators were able to find debris on the road that indicated a crash had occurred, but the suspect and the offending vehicle have not been identified, police said.
January 16, 2016
A construction worker died Thursday night after falling into the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, police said. Police were called about 8:40 p.m. to Pier 78, where the man had been working and then disappeared, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man's hard hat was seen floating in the river, and his car was still parked nearby. The police Marine Unit retrieved the man around 9:30 p.m. and he was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. How the man, whose age was not available, fell into the river was under investigation.
May 4, 2015 |
A driver was killed and four construction workers were injured, one seriously, Saturday morning in a crash in a construction zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in lower Bucks County. The accident happened just before 5:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Bensalem Interchange. It closed the eastbound lanes until 11 a.m. The driver of the car, who had not been identified, crashed into a truck carrying construction workers who were picking up traffic cones to reopen a lane closed for overnight work, state police said.
September 1, 2014 |
I'm currently sitting in front of my computer not wearing a bra. This is pretty standard for me, not usually an issue, except I just made eye contact with a construction worker standing one foot outside my window. I've got scaffolding problems. Construction is a fact of life in New York City. Real estate is to New York as oil is to Texas, it's where all the money is, and for real estate barons, maintaining and improving their most valuable asset takes precedence over any resident's needs.
November 15, 2013 |
THREE BILLS tightening up the way demolition projects are carried out in the city passed through committee and are headed for a vote next week before City Council. The bills help implement Occupational Safety and Health Administration training standards and mandate annual continuing education for demolition workers at construction sites. The legislation stems from the June collapse of a building under demolition at 22nd and Market streets onto an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store, killing six people.
July 13, 2013 |
A section of floor of a building under construction at Temple University buckled Thursday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital with unspecified injuries that were described as not life-threatening. "I heard the rattling. I thought it was a car accident," said Temple junior Maria Macri, 21, who was leaving class in a nearby building when the steel beam tumbled. "I could see smoke coming up, and debris. " The structure at 12th Street and Polett Walk is currently a six-story skeleton.
June 21, 2013 |
A CONSTRUCTION worker and fireman were seriously injured in a construction accident yesterday. Police received a call at 12:44 p.m. that a 52-year-old worker had fallen 30 feet from the steel frame of a building being built at 19th and Arch streets. The worker was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said. Jay Schneider, 36, a maintenance worker working on the roof of Russell Byers Charter School across the street from the accident, heard sirens and filmed the incident on his cellphone.
May 24, 2013
Five arrested in jewel heist BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Five people have been arrested in the robbery of $4 million in jewelry from a Connecticut store in an elaborate heist that began with the kidnapping of store employees more than 40 miles away. Federal prosecutors say the five face kidnapping and robbery charges. Police said masked men broke into an apartment in Meriden on April 11 and bound and gagged four people, including the manager and another employee of a Lenox Jewelry store in Fairfield.
March 13, 2013
IF YOU ever hear me say I work for fun, that's a lie. I work because lazy husbands come home to Dear John letters and empty houses. The husband's clothing is usually still there when the family leaves. It's just outside on the sidewalk, and it's been doused with gasoline. I work to avoid that fate, and while I like fun as much as the next guy, there's a limit to what I'll do for enjoyment, because frankly, I don't have time for foolishness. In fact, most of the people I know don't have time for it either.