DOT Worker Accidentally Strikes, Kills Colleague Near Gracie Mansion: Officials - NBC New York

DOT Worker Accidentally Strikes, Kills Colleague Near Gracie Mansion: Officials

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    NYC Dept of Transportation Worker Killed in Accident

    The worker was hit by a truck driven by a coworker while working on the Upper East Side around 1 a.m. Crews were in the area to repave the street. NBC New York’s Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    What to Know

    • An NYC Department of Transportation employee was struck and killed by a colleague early Tuesday

    • DOT workers were repaving East 88th Street, just around the corner from Gracie Mansion, when the accident happened, police say

    • The driver was taken by police for questioning but the NYPD says there was no criminality and it appeared to be an unfortunate accident

    New York City Department of Transportation workers are mourning the tragic loss of a colleague on Tuesday, an employee accidentally struck and killed by a coworker.

    DOT workers were repaving East 88th Street, just around the corner from Gracie Mansion, when the accident happened around 1 a.m., according to the FDNY. A 35-year-old worker was driving a large Mack truck, went into reverse and struck his 44-year-old coworker, Eduardo Calleabril, police said. 

    Calleabril was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The driver was taken by police for questioning but the NYPD says there was no criminality and it appeared to be an unfortunate accident.

    NYC DOT Worker Repaving Street Killed in Accident

    [NY] NYC DOT Worker Repaving Street Killed in Accident

    New York City Department of Transportation workers are mourning the tragic loss of a colleague on Tuesday after an employee was accidentally struck and killed by a coworker. Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    Many DOT workers were in tears as they left flowers and candles at the scene.

    According to the DOT, the agency is conducting an investigation into the incident.

    In a tweet, Mayor Bill de Blasio also called for a full investigation.

    "Tragic news on the Upper East Side this morning. @NYC_DOT veteran Eduardo Calleabril was struck by a vehicle and lost his life while working with a resurfacing crew. Please keep his family in your thoughts today," de Blasio tweeted.

    "We’re undertaking a full investigation into how this happened," his tweet went on to say.

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