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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.


Worker killed after falling from the 6th floor of a construction site

A construction worker doing cement work at a Brooklyn work site plummeted from a sixth floor window, resulting in his immediate death, The New York Post reported.

The tragic incident, which happened on April 1 before 11:30 a.m. at a construction site on 360 Neptune Ave in Brighton Beach, claimed the life of an unnamed worker who was believed to be in his 60’s. Authorities said the fatal fall was most likely an accident. The work site’s contractor, Neptune Group LLC, was cited by the Department of Buildings (DOB) last month for not keeping the work site safe.

The DOB and Office of Emergency Management are currently investigating the fatal construction accident.

The incident is among a series of fatal accidents that occurred in New York this year. Last month, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a flying board from a condo construction site in the West Village. In February, a construction worker was crushed by massive joists while unloading them at the Barclay’s Center.


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