Safety Harness Not Properly Sealed, Officials Say
NEW YORK -- A steel worker fell from a fifth floor platform to a third floor setback on Saturday as he was trying to bolt steel, according to the New York City Buildings Department.
The accident occurred at the construction site of a steel residential building at 452 East 23rd St.
The initial investigation into the accident revealed that the man was wearing a safety harness, but it was not properly sealed, said Robin Brooks, a spokeswoman for the buildings department.
The Buildings Department issued violations to Falcon Steel and Turner Construction, the general contractor in the operation, for failure to safeguard. Buildings officials also issued a stop work order for all steel operations as the investigation continues, said Brooks.