Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Man Falls 11 Stories, Dies, in Fort Greene Construction Accident

One construction worker (age 43, with children) died and one was severely injured this morning in a fall from a scaffolding at a 13-story building going up at 525 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill.

According to wcbstv (video, above), the City Building Department sent warnings to contractors this morning about the expected high winds. It appears that inadequate safety measures were taken at this construction site, and pipes and scaffolding (and the men standing on the scaffolding) blew right off the roof.

The builder is Clinton Court Development. The contractors had six violations on the building, according to wcbstv.

The architect is Meltzer/Mandl. David Mandl passed away in August, according to the One Hanson Place blog.

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