Worker killed by falling crate in Throgs Neck

A falling crate crushed and killed a worker in Throgs Neck just before 8 a.m Tuesday.



An MTA spokesperson says Nick Cavataio, of Pennsylvania, was trying to unload a wooden cabinet off a truck when it fell off the lift and crushed him.



Authorities say the 62-year-old had been working to install some electrical equipment at the Throgs Neck Bridge headquarters at the time of the incident. They say he was a worker for Hellman Electric Corporation.



Other workers were there with other contracting companies at the time of the incident, but no one else was injured.




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