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Construction Worker Killed in Freak Accident Near Broadway Junction

The job site at 1949 Broadway, where a construction worker was killed over the weekend (Screenshot via Google Maps)

BUSHWICK – A construction worker was crushed to death in a freak accident at a job site near Broadway Junction in Bushwick over the weekend, police confirmed.

The accident took place around 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 10 at 1949 Broadway and Stewart Street. As a forklift was lifting a load of scaffolding pipes, the vehicle tipped over, crushing the 47-year old operator between the forklift and a flatbed truck, said police.

Responders rushed to pull the tipped vehicle upright, and the victim was transported to Brooklyn University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim’s identity has been withheld pending family notification.

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