A construction worker was in critical condition yesterday after a four-story fall at a Brooklyn construction site. According to neighbors, the construction site located on Nostrand Ave was previously a case wash that was being converted into a five-story condo building. The construction site was lacking safety as no gate had been built around the 10-foot foundation. Neighbors also complained their houses were shaking during construction. After he fell the worker was rush to the hospital. He suffered traumatic arrest. Read more in the NY Daily News
A few days before a construction worker was injured after he fell 10 feet down in a trench on a Queens construction site. The man who was covered by debris was promptly rescued by the FDNY. Thankfully he only suffered minor injuries.
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. According to OSHA 828 construction workers died on the job in 2013 and among them 291 fell. Falls can be prevented. Read more on the OSHA website
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