Worker killed in Brooklyn building collapse; overloaded floor decking blamed

One worker was killed after he and others plunged 40 feet through an unfinished upscale Brooklyn townhouse building.

September 17, 2012 |

One worker was killed after he and others plunged 40 feet through an unfinished upscale Brooklyn townhouse building. One construction worker was crushed to death and another was badly injured.

A site supervisor called down to the crane operator to stop him from dropping more pallets onto an unfinished floor, but the warning came too late. Under the heavy load, an I-beam gave way. The city is investigating whether the contractor cut corners on materials or whether the crane operator mishandled the load he was delivering.

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