A worker was seriously injured in a construction accident in New York yesterday afternoon. The worker fell from the second floor of a future 62-story building located at 435 W. 31st St in Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The builder, Hunter Roberts Construction Group told the New York Daily News that they were cooperating with investigators.
A few hours before the accident happened, The NY Daily News published an article indicating that The Department of Buildings agreed to the construction of 52,618 residential units over the last fiscal year, a massive 156% increase from the previous fiscal year and a 749% increase from the post-recession low of 2010. As construction is booming, construction accidents increase as well (see our previous blog).