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Date: December 8, 1973
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:32063
Description: A pedestrian bridge, hit by the truck seen at far left, collapsed over the Van Wyck Expressway at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace.
Date: December 8, 1973
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:31990
Description: A pedestrian bridge over the Van Wyck Expressway collapsed after it was hit by the truck seen in the center, partially underneath the bridge.
Date: December 8, 1973
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:31979
Description: A pedestrian bridge over the Van Wyck Expressway collapsed after it was hit by the truck seen on the roadway, partially underneath the bridge.
Date: July 3, 1956
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:16515
Description: Rescue personnel and others are seen in this aerial view of the Sylvania Electric Products Co. plant in Bayside in the aftermath of an explosion in a second floor laboratory. A quantity of thorium met ... More
Date: March 25, 1947
Subject: Accidents | Water towers
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:31582
Description: The Jamaica Water Supply Company tower, at 178th Street and 109th Avenue. The dotted line indicates where Charles Lee, an inspector for the company, fell to his death.
Date: April 2, 1976
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:31822
Description: A fireman and a construction worker lower an injured worker from the roof of a building next to the May's department store at Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street. The man was one of three workmen hurt whe ... More
Date: April 2, 1976
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:31857
Description: An injured man lies on a stretcher outside the May's department store on Jamaica Avenue. He was one of three workers injured when a construction scaffold collapsed.
Date: April 2, 1976
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:31914
Description: This view of the May's department store, at Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street, shows a construction scaffold that collapsed, injuring three workers.
Date: July 2, 1956
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:16636
Description: At the Sylvania Electric Products plant in Bayside, an explosion of thorium metal scrap in a second-floor atomic energy lab injured nine people. In this photograph, a ladder leans against the building ... More
Date: July 2, 1956
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:16611
Description: An unidentified ambulance driver from St. Albans Hospital comforts a blast victim after an explosion in an atomic energy lab at the Sylvania Electric Products Co. plant.
Authors: William J. Rugen
Date: 1927 or 1928
Type: black and white negative; black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:14944
Description: A small group of men, some in uniform, stand to the right of a fallen crane, identified in notes accompanying the photograph as "Crane #173, wrecked at Queens Boulevard trestle". Although the photogra ... More
Authors: Hal B. Fullerton
Date: 1899
Type: glass plate negative; digital image
Identifier: aql:3214
Description: Wreckage of a gravel wagon at a railroad crossing.
Date: March 18, 1940
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:30926
Description: A member of the New Hyde Park Fire Department looks over a wrecked automobile after if was struck by a train at New Hyde Park Road in Garden City.
Date: September 12, 1973
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:22549
Description: Workmen attempt to rescue a crane operator pinned underneath a fallen construction crane at Barclay Avenue and Union Street. The print is accompanied by clipping and photocopy of the article it illust ... More
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