Thursday, November 24, 2016
Poor safety measures cited at Briarwood accident site
From the Daily News:
A Queens construction worker stood precariously atop a dangling I-beam before the 3-ton steel piece dropped without warning, killing him and a colleague, sources said.
City investigators were checking Wednesday whether Elizandro Enrique Ramos, 43, was wearing a harness or some other protection when he plunged to his death at the six-story building in Briarwood.
Building Department inspectors shut down the Queens project on Wednesday, citing the owners for failure to provide a safe work site — and for inadequate fall protection for workers.
Briarwood MP LLC was also rapped for failure to provide adequate exits on the unfinished building’s three lowest floors.