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Worker Killed in Queens Construction Accident

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A construction accident in Queens killed a Department of Transportation worker last night. The worker was standing outside of his vehicle reattaching a trailer when he killed.

Police said two DOT workers were towing a construction light tower when it dislodged from their pick-up truck at around 9:20 p.m. on the westbound Grand Central Parkway near exit 22 in Hollis Hills.

The workers were re-attaching the tower when another car hit them.

The other worker was seriously injured. There were two people in the other vehicle. They were both hurt and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The police are still investigating the accident.

For more information on this matter, please refer to our section on Worksite Injuries.