New York City, NY (April 4, 2023) – Authorities say that two construction workers were tragically killed during a trench collapse at a work site in New York City. The fatal incident was reported at about 11:25 a.m. on Monday morning, April 3rd.
According to law enforcement, two construction workers were working to relocate utility lines inside a trench at JFK Airport when the trench collapsed on top of them. At least 60 firefighters from 12 units responded to the incident, where they attempted to free the workers from the rubble.
Unfortunately, emergency responders were unable to save the lives of the workers, and both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. A stop order for all work at JFK was issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The identities of the victims have not been made public as the Port Authority continues to investigate the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
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