VIDEO: Army war hero and dad of four killed in gruesome construction accident
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New York – A construction worker who was an Army war hero and a dad of four was fatally crushed early Saturday, when a 7.5 ton counterweight fell from a crane during work at a luxury condo site in Soho.
Lifelong Bushwick, Brooklyn, resident Gregory Echevarria, 34, died instantly in the gruesome, pre-dawn accident at the corner of Broome and Varick streets.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I didn’t see it, but I heard he was split in half. You are talking about 15,000-16,000 pounds,” said one shaken co-worker.
A second victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Echevarria, a crane rigger, was helping set up equipment owned by Cranes Express, a company with a history of OSHA violations and at least one previous on-the-job fatality.
34-year-old Gregory Echevarria, an Army war hero and father of four, was killed earlier today in a construction accident.
— Paula Vasan (@PaulaVasan) April 13, 2019
Terrible. 34 yo Gregory Echevarria is the third construction worker killed on the job in NYC this week. Loved ones remember him as a jokester and teddy bear, elected officials calling for tighter safety regulations, and DOB investigation how a counterweight fell and killed him pic.twitter.com/FRoLPKr1JO
— Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) April 13, 2019
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