- Associated Press - Friday, August 4, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker was buried alive when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him at a commercial and residential development site in New York.

Poughkeepsie fire officials tell the Poughkeepsie Journal (https://pojonews.co/2wrmdMf ) that the wall collapsed Thursday afternoon in the Hudson Valley.

Emergency crews found one worker trapped under debris and a second man injured nearby.

Officials say the trapped worker was dead by the time rescue crews reached him 30 minutes later.

The other worker was treated at a hospital.

Officials say the 15-acre (6-hectare) construction site has been shut down as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates the fatality.


Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide