Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Another avoidable death at construction site
Investigators are focusing on a delivery of cinderblocks as being the cause of a steel roof collapse at a Fort Greene construction site.
Officials say a 67 year old worker died, after falling 40 feet to basement. It happened around 9 this morning before work even started on the site.
"It was clear the floor the blocks were delivered on were not structurally stable and could not handle the load," said Department of Buildings commissioner, Robert LiMandari.
Officials say five workers were on the interior roof of the half built building when the blocks were delivered. Without warning, the roof caved in. Three workers jumped to an adjoining building. A second worker who fell to the basement is recovering from his injuries at Kings County hospital.