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Electrician Falls 800 Feet From LA Skyscraper, Lands on Car

It was his second day on the job

(Newser) - An electrician working on what will soon be the tallest building on the West Coast fell 800 feet to his death Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, landing on a passing car, the AP reports. The tragedy occurred at the under-construction Wilshire Grand hotel at "one of the busiest times... More »

High-Rise Scaffold Collapse Kills 3 in Raleigh

One person sent to hospital; officials investigating

(Newser) - A section of scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise construction project in downtown Raleigh, killing three people and sending another to a hospital, officials said today. Jeffrey Hammerstein, the district chief at Wake County EMS, said three people were confirmed dead in the accident; movable scaffolding peeled away from the 11-story... More »

170-Foot NYC Crane Collapse Kills 1, Hurts 4

Boom snaps, plunges into subway construction site

(Newser) - A 170-foot crane cracked and tumbled to the ground last night, killing a workman and injuring four others. The upper section of the crane broke off during work in midtown on the extension of the No. 7 subway line. It crashed "like a dinosaur," a construction site worker... More »

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