Union City DPW Supervisor Car Crushed After Former NJ Transit Structure Collapsed, No Injuries

Story and Photos by Ron Jeffers.-

Bricks and concrete came falling down from the former NJ Transit bus garage on New York Avenue, in Union City, on Wednesday afternoon.  The building had been used in recent years by the city Department of Public Works, but the property is still owned by NJ Transit.

A private contractor dumpster truck’s hydraulic lift apparently struck the overhead bay area of the structure, and the collapse ensued.

The North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue dispatched a rescue task force assignment, but fortunately there were no injuries.  One auto, belonging to a DPW supervisor, was crushed by the incident.

A building inspector was called in and NJ Transit notified of the situation.