A sanitation worker died on Saturday after a coworker smashed into him with a street sweeper, according to police.
The collision happened at the Sanitation Depot on 48th Street in Maspeth around 1 p.m.
Steven Frosch, 43, was working on a street sweeper when another sanitation worker, 33, hit him with a street sweeper and pinned Frosch between the two large vehicles, officials said.
Police found Frosch unconscious and lying on the ground with severe body trauma. EMS responded and pronounced Frosch dead at the scene.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of New York’s strongest today while on the job in service of our city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, responding to the news. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Steven Frosch’s family – especially his wife and four children – as well as his friends and fellow sanitation workers. New York City stands ready to support them all in this tragic time of need.”
Frosch had been with the Department of Sanitation since 1999.