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Man Crushed to Death by Pipe on Governors Island: Officials

Abbas Behnam-Bakhsh, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene

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    A construction worker was killed on Governors Island after being crushed by a large, falling pipe.
     
    Police say that Abbas Behnam-Bakhsh of Staten Island was killed after the pipe broke loose while he was unloading a flatbed truck Friday morning.
     
    Authorities say the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m.

    Behnam-Bakhsh was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims had minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
     
    Police say the 55-year-old was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15.  Union representatives couldn't be reached for comment.

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating.