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Worker Killed in Construction Accident Near Throgs Neck Bridge

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A worker is dead following a construction accident near the base of the Throgs Neck Bridge.

Fire officials say the accident happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday outside the administration building on the Bronx side of the span.

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, crews were unloading a cabinet full of electrical equipment when it fell off the pallet, killing the worker.

"We had a contractor who was working on a project here at the Throgs Neck Bridge who was killed by a piece of equipment," said MTA Spokesperson Adam Lisberg. "It was a couple of people who were helping move this piece of equipment, and he was unfortunately killed as the piece of equipment fell."

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