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New York City Construction Worker Suffers Fall at Construction Site with Inadequate Fall Protection

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New York City is no stranger to the habitual construction worker injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest number of work-related personal injury accidents happen to construction workers. When looking at the Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry in New York City for 2014-2015, construction workers made up 34% of all fatal occupational injuries. This is the highest percentage out of all other industries.

 

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Construction Worker Dead After Roofing Accident

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A 52-year-old construction worker, who specialized in iron working, was killed on, February 24, 2015, when steel beams intended for the new environmentally-friendly roof at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center fell off and stuck him.

According to reports, the worker was part of a team installing the vegetative green roofing near the Atlantic Avenue side of the arena around 1 p.m. when four beams, also called joists, rolled off a work truck before they were fastened to a crane to hoist them into place. 

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