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Construction worker killed on Governors Island

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Sewer pipes fell from a forklift, slammed into a worker, and killed him on Governors Island Friday morning, the FDNY said.

The worker, identified as Abbas Behnam-Bakhsh, 55, of Staten Island, was part of a crew working to rebuild the sea wall on the island, the New York Times reported.

The forklift was being unloaded from a truck when the pipes got loose, authorities said.

The operator of the forklift refused medical attention, the FDNY said.

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