A 25 year old window installer, Kevin Kelly of Queens, New York, fell 9 stories to his death.
The fatal accident occurred at 67th Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan at the Laurel Condominium. According to news accounts, Mr. Kelly was the 13th construction worker killed on the job this year, a month after seven people, including 4 construction workers were killed when a crane collapsed just blocks away.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer claimed that the Laurel condominium which is under construction at the site was a “recipe for disaster” and had a history of safety violations. The department of buildings stopped work at the site pending its investigation into the condition and use of the safety straps.
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