A construction worker at a site on Broadway was killed in late January after he fell through a floor and hit his head on a steel beam.
According to a New York Daily News report recently, the 42-year-old man was working at the Astoria apartment building. He fell through the first floor of the building down to the basement. At some point during or at the end of his plummet, the man hit his head on a steel girder.
Rescue crews were able to transport the worker to Mt. Sinai Hospital but attempts to save him fell short and the man died a short time later. The accident at the site happened around 4 p.m. on Jan. 23. Temperatures in New York were frigid that day, just 12 degrees at the warmest point in the day.
The Astoria apartment building is under construction at Broadway and 45th St. in New York, according to the report.
This construction site has been the focus of safety officials in the past and since this last accident, work was halted in order for investigations into why and how the accident occurred could be conducted. Last year, neighbors to the Astoria site contacted city officials saying their buildings’ foundations had been cracked as a result of the construction at the site.