Details are still emerging about an incident that occurred Sunday, June 18th in Brooklyn New York. According to authorities a 58-year old construction worker was on a scaffold outside of an East Flatbush building. The scaffold apparently went vertical, causing the man to fall. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“The building where the man fell to his death has seven open Buildings Department violations, including 3 deemed hazardous or immediately hazardous, and the two buildings combined have 71 open Department of Housing Preservation and Development violations, 18 of them immediately hazardous, records show. The HPD violations include defective stairs and windows, exposed lead paint, leaks, and a fire escape window that was screwed shut.” – The Gothamist
All too often construction workers are hurt or killed because building owners and property managers fail to provide employees with a safe working environment. This type of negligence is absolutely unacceptable and those guilty must be held accountable. Contact us today if you or a loved one was hurt or killed due to negligent individuals or organizations.