Construction Worker Crushed to Death by Falling Concrete
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Manhattan, NY -- A construction worker was killed when a concrete slab fell from a neighboring building, crushing him.
The construction crew was working on the foundation of a future hotel. Concrete supporting the foundation of a nearby building became loose, and toppled on top of a man. The accident occured at 1:30pm.
Rodolfo Vasquez-Galian, 27, was killed when he was crushed by the slab of concrete.
John Frondelli witnessed the accident, "I looked out my window and I could see his arms poking out from underneath. I kinda wish I hadn't looked out the window. It was a horrible sight." Frondelli noted that it appeared that the slab weighed several tons.
Vasquez-Galian was pronounced dead at the scene.