A 27 year old construction worker fell to his death in Suffolk county, NY, yesterday afternoon. Hector Aranda-Sanchez was working on the roof of the Four Seasons Sunrooms and Windows company located at 5005 Veteran Memorial Hwy in Holbrook, NY, when he fell. Aranda-Sanchez was rushed to the hospital but he did not survive his injuries. The young man who was from Peekskill, was working for a Yonkers based roofing company according to the police. Investigation is still ongoing to find out the exact conditions of the accident.
Earlier the same day and also in Suffolk county, a landscaper lost his life after he fell from a tree. 51 year old Vicente Oliver was trimming a tree on property located on Bluebird lane in West Hills. The man was sitting on a branch that gave way and he fell 40 feet to the ground.
It is unclear if any of the two men were wearing required safety equipment.
Among all occupations, roofers and landscapers have some of the most deadly jobs in the US. According to the CDC the fatality rate for landscaping workers is 25 deaths per 100,000 workers and the fatality rate for roofers is 41 per 100,000 workers.
Read more in the NY Daily News
Picture of the building from which the victim fell: courtesy of Google map