Two Construction Workers Injured in Manhattan Floor Collapse
Posted on March 17, 2022 in Firm News
Sadly, two construction workers were injured on a worksite in Manhattan on Monday after the floor of an office building collapsed. Channel 4 New York reported the accident occurred just before active demolition work at 729 Seventh Avenue on the 18th floor of the Midtown building. The two men injured were performing maintenance on the building facade when the floor collapsed beneath them.
Fire officials cited no structural concerns upon initial inspection of the worksite; however, the Department of Buildings (DOB) preliminary investigations found that workers were performing facade repair exceeding the scope of the permits filed for the project. The D.O.B. promptly placed a stop-work order on the building and issued fines for the facade violation.
Unfortunately, this is the second time the 729 Seventh Ave worksite has come under scrutiny for dangerous facade work in the last few years. In 2019, a prominent architect was struck and killed by falling building facade outside the same building while walking on the sidewalk. The building owners were charged in criminal court for failing to perform required safety work. It’s unclear if additional charges will be filed for this recent accident.
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