Last Wednesday, New York’s Building Department issued a work-stop order on the 432 Park Avenue construction site after a section of guardrail plummeted from the 81st floor of the building, according to an article by the New York Times. Fortunately, no one was injured when the eight feet long section of guardrail fell from a malfunctioning hoist and landed just in front of the building across the street.
The work-stop order was lifted the next day once the hoist malfunction was satisfactorily addressed and inspected by the hoist installation company. Work began again on Friday.
The building is already the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere and arguably the tallest building in the city; only the spire on top of the 1 World Trade Center reaches higher. The building is expected open later this year.
As the New York construction site accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, know, the risks construction workers in New York are exposed to are unique and often exceedingly dangerous. If you have been injured in a New York construction accident, you should call our New York offices at 866-LAWS-USA to discuss your legal options moving forward.