Fatal Construction Accident in Greenwich Village
27-year-old Louis Mata moved from Mexico at a young age to work and support his family, but his life was cut short by a falling piece of scaffolding from a work site in Greenwich Village. Saddened by their loss, Mata’s family and friends are arguing that safety is being ignored in order to maximize profits by companies who employ non-union workers.
A spokesperson from the Department of Buildings has looked into Mata’s case and announced that several safety violations had been issued prior to his death. One of the violations was even an order to stop working due to scaffolding. After his death, another stop work order was issued to the job site where the incident occurred.
Though Mata was wearing a hard hat and following procedures on his part, the unsafe working conditions unfairly ended his life. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.