On Monday, two construction workers were killed in an accident at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
A trench located near Terminal 7 collapsed, trapping workers under the rubble. A spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed the incident.
Emergency services, including approximately 60 firefighters, worked tirelessly to extricate the workers from the trench. Despite their efforts, both workers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have not yet released the names of the deceased.
The Port Authority has pledged to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to determine the cause of the collapse. Flight operations at the airport remained unaffected by the accident.
The heartbreaking scene affected many, including the deceased workers’ colleagues. Some were visibly distraught, shedding tears as they were led away from the accident site.
New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, whose district includes JFK Airport, highlighted that local construction workplace deaths were at a five-year high. She pledged to support the families of the deceased workers in their healing process and emphasized the need to address workplace safety concerns.