Manhattan Construction Accident Leaves One Man Dead

On May 5, a construction worker fell 24 stories down an elevator shaft while working on a luxury Manhattan hotel, according to the New York Post.

The 25-year-old, Christian Ginesi, was installing elevator door frames when the cart he was riding in stalled. Ginesi attempted to leap to safety and lost his footing, falling back into the elevator shaft. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m.

This is not the first fall reported at the construction site. The site of the 600-room RUI Hotel and Resort in Time Square previously was cited for unsafe working conditions. Lack of safety railing, workers without proper safety training from OSHA, and scaffolding without proper support were all reported. G-Tech Association, the construction company that employed Ginesi, was given a Class 1 violation for failure to safeguard workers.

The legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, sends our most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues affected by this terrible loss.


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