Brooklyn Construction Worker Falls 5 Stories to His Death
Posted on May 30, 2010
On Thursday, May 27, it was reported that a 36 year-old Brooklyn-based construction foreman fell 5 stories to his death while working on a construction site in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn on Bedford Avenue. According to a preliminary investigation by New York City's Department of Buildings, the worker had not been using a safety harness (which would seem to violate New York Labor Law Section 240(1)). For additional information on this topic, please see "Why Having Adequate Safety Devices Isn't Enough to Defeat a New York Scaffold Law Claim."