Construction Fatality on Manhattan Bridge
Posted on November 18, 2021 in Firm News
Fatal construction accidents remain a growing trend in New York City. Sadly, one construction worker was killed, and another was seriously injured after falling from the Manhattan Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. According to gothamist, the workers were both wearing safety harnesses while painting on the side of the bridge when a strong wind caused them to fall. Authorities reported the construction fatality occurred around 2 p.m. at South Street near the FDR Drive.
Falls have consistently been the leading cause of death in the construction agency for decades, ranking first on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Fatal Four Inadequate fall protection, in particular, is one of the highest safety violations on most construction sites across the country. In 2020, general fall protection was the highest recorded safety violation with 5,424 accounts in O.S.H.A.’s annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards report.
Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones grieving from this tragic loss.
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- Yakas, Ben. “One Painter Dies, Another Injured After Falling From Manhattan Bridge.” Gothamist. (Received November, 18, 2021)https://gothamist.com/news/one-painter-dies-another-injured-after-falling-manhattan-bridge
- “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards.” Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Received November, 18, 2021) https://www.osha.gov/top10citedstandards