JFK Airport Construction Workers Killed
Construction Workers Killed – A trench collapse at JFK Airport on Monday morning resulted in the deaths of two construction workers who were working at the airport at the time. Emergency responders were able to extract the workers from the trench; however, despite their best efforts to save them, both of the workers were pronounced dead when they were taken from the wreckage where they were found.
The airport issued a warning that there may be traffic delays in the surrounding region as a result of the rescue activity that was taking place close to Terminals 5 and 7, however there was no impact on flights as a result of the incident.
Unfortunately, despite the rapid response of about twelve units and sixty firefighters to the scene, the workers could not be saved. A statement was made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announcing that an order to halt all development at JFK had been issued.
About the accident that occurred on the construction site, a call was initially placed to the FDNY at 11:25 in the morning. At the time of the incident, construction workers in the area of a cogeneration facility were in the process of moving utility lines in preparation for future construction. The JFK redevelopment project’s ever-increasing demand for energy necessitated the carrying out of these actions.
The statement also indicated that the restriction was effective immediately. At this current moment, there was no information that could be provided on the victims. The Port Authority has given statements indicating that it is conducting a comprehensive investigation and that it is willing to cooperate with any and all other investigating agencies that are looking into the problem. Kathy Hochul, the Governor of New York, has issued a statement in which she extends her sympathies to the families and friends of those who passed away as a result of the tragedy.