A construction worker was rushed to the hospital after a ladder accident in Queens last month. The unnamed individual was working at a jobsite near 80th Street and Broadway, in Elmhurst, when he fell off a ladder, tumbling roughly 7 feet to hard concrete below. The jobsite is the future home of a 20-story apartment building owned by Friedland Properties.
New York City construction workers are at risk every day for the number one jobsite killer: falls from heights. Rooftops, scaffolding, elevated platforms, open windows, and unguarded stairwells or elevator shafts all represent very real hazards in the workplace. OSHA statistics show that more New York City construction workers are killed by falls from heights than any other job-related accident.
A construction worker remodeling a Queens business was hospitalized last week after the front of the building collapsed on top of him. Just before noon on Monday, April 22nd, the first-floor facade of a three-story building located at 31-19 30th Ave. peeled away from the rest of the structure and fell to the street.