Thursday, June 8, 2017
Deadly Manhattan construction accident
From the Daily News:
A construction worker plummeted more than 10 stories to his death after a wooden platform gave way underneath him by the Hudson Yards Monday night.
Roger Vail, 62, of Montgomery, N.Y., was working at 400 W. 33rd St. — which is part of the massive Manhattan West development project by Brookfield Properties — doing a survey on the 16th floor at about 6:40 p.m., when he fell through a platform, police sources said.
He dropped to a 6th floor landing, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, cops said.
The victim, a surveyor hired by 50 States Engineering — a firm hired by the general contractor, Tishman Construction, officials told the Daily News. He was working to raise a “cocooning system” designed to cover areas of active high-rise construction and prevent falls, officials said.
The city Buildings Department issued a full stop-work order at the building Monday, and issued a violation to the contractor for failing to safeguard the site.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 7:02 AM
Labels: accident, construction, contractors, death, manhattan, safety, stop work order
That sucks . Hope he gets better .
As I see it the falling was not the issue, however the sudden stop at the 6th floor landing was the apparent cause of his expiry.
May the Good Lord watch over the victim, family and friends...
It's sad that someone died on a construction site in this day and age, especially, given this massive project and the experienced builders involved. However, the irony of his death while "working to raise a “cocooning system” designed to cover areas of active high-rise construction and prevent falls"
a lesson in what NOT to do
No complaining about illegal alien workers or non-union work sites?
This blog comment section has gone to the dogs!
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