Queens Bus Takes the Life of New York Construction Worker

Posted on Oct 12, 2011

44-year-old Cesar Cepedes was working on a lift under an overpass at Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue in the Jamaica area of Queens on Monday, September 19, 2011. At approximately 11:40 p.m. the top of an MTA bus hit Mr. Cepedes's lift and caused him to fall to the ground. The bus had been heading north on Sutphin Boulevard and hit the lift on which Mr. Cepedes was working while traveling through the Long Island Rail Road overpass.

Mr. Cepedes allegedly suffered severe head trauma in this New York City accident . He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident. The NYPD reports that the bus driver remained at the scene of the accident and is not currently facing any charges. He was tested for alcohol and drugs, as is customary after any type of accident. Results of those tests typically take a few days and were not immediately available.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Cesar Cepedes following this tragic fatal New York City transportation and construction accident.

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