Mon, September 12, 2022
A construction worker was killed when a piece of machinery fell on him.
Workers who were in the beginning stages of the 14-story project on Java St. near West St. in Greenpoint, used an excavator to move pipes. A Department of Buildings spokesman said this was only the beginning stages of the construction.
The victim was securing materials to the excavator when a large piece of the arm weighing at least a ton broke and fell on top of him.
The victim was crushed to death by the falling equipment at a Brooklyn construction site.
A construction site was issued a stop work order following an accident in which a worker died. The Buildings Department, OSHA, and police are looking into the situation to find out what happened and if negligence by supervisors at the site might have been a factor.
“The Buildings Department will continue to protect New Yorkers with all measures possible, including those who are in construction.”
Six construction-related incidents have occurred in the city, with only one incident this year resulting in death- four incidents resulted in death last year.
Construction related injuries have declined by 33% since 2018