EAST HAMPTON, NY – September 7, 2020 – According to an online news report posted on Brooklynpaper.com, a tragic, fatal accident occurred on Thursday morning at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York. According to the news report, a maintenance worker fell through a building’s roof and died upon hitting the ground beneath. The maintenance man, a 25-year-old man, was cleaning a building’s roof when the accident occurred. The building is located in the southeastern section near the Williamsburg Street W and Flushing Avenue portion of the Navy Yard. The fatal accident occurred at approximately 8:25 am. According to reports provided by the police and Department of Buildings, the man sustained severe leg injuries and a fatal head wound.
According to the police, the severely injured worker was transported, by paramedics, to Brooklyn Hospital. The worker was pronounced dead by hospital physicians.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident to determine causation, according to a spokesperson from the Department of Buildings. The news report states that the worker was a subcontractor who worked for Steiner Studios, a film production company hired by the Brooklyn Navy Yard for a project. Management for Steiner Studios stated that they were “devastated” after learning of the fatal accident. Spokespeople for Steiner Studios stated that they are and would continue to cooperate with the accident investigators fully. The company’s chairman, Doug Steiner, said in a statement about the accident, the accident was a terrible tragedy. They are devastated about the accident. They would work with the accident investigators, the Department of Buildings, and any agencies involved in the workplace investigation.
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