Construction Worker Falls to His Death at JP Morgan Construction Site in New York City
For the second time this year, a New York City carpenter employed by Certified Interior has died while working on a construction site in the Big Apple. The worker, who was not immediately identified, fell through a hole and plummeted to his death 20 feet below. The fatal accident occurred at the JP Morgan Chase construction site located at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown.
As a result of the fatality, construction work was halted as an investigation into the circumstances leading to the fatal accident begin. The work at 270 Park Avenue began in April and was slated for completion in 2025.
This is the second fatal construction site accident in New York City this year. Earlier this month, a 64-year-old worker performing demolition work in Chinatown was killed when a suspected overloaded floor caused a wall to collapse killing him and injuring three others.
This month also saw the conviction of a contractor after a 2018 construction site accident led to a fatality. In this tragedy, 15,000 pounds of debris fell on Luis Sanchez Almonte. The spate of fatal construction site accidents compelled New York Governor Kathy Hochul to sign Carlos’ law, stiffening the penalties for construction companies found criminally liable in fatal construction accidents. The new law raises the fines for companies found criminally liable for accidents to as much as $500,000.
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