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

Officials say the man had been unloading a

Officials say the man had been unloading a truck at the time. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - 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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