Worker injured at Brookfield’s Manhattan West site

Worker pulled out by bucket crane

TRD New York /
Aug.August 04, 2015 08:40 AM

A construction worker suffered serious injuries after he plummeted 40 feet to the ground at the Manhattan West development site on the Far West Side on Monday.

The man — who hasn’t been identified — fell off one of the buildings that’s rising at Brookfield Property Partners’ massive project, according to the New York Post.

The accident occurred right before 2 p.m., the newspaper reported. A witness told the newspaper that “they used a bucket crane to pull him out.”

Brookfield is currently building One Manhattan West, one of a pair of towers that will rise as part of the 5.4 million-square-foot, mixed-use megaproject. The tower is slated to cost $2.1 billion to develop.

The year has seen multiple construction site accidents already, with nine reported fatalities. In April, a 50-year-old construction worker fell to his death at a Brighton Beach development site. That same month, a 22-year-old construction worker died following an accident at the former home of French bistro Pastis in the Meatpacking District. In May, a 25-year-old construction worked died after falling 24 stories at the Riu Hotel Times Square construction site at 301 West 46th Street. And in March, a Keller Williams agent was killed after being struck by a piece of plyfood from Rudin family and Global Holdings’ Greenwich Lane.

Several construction workers have also been injured in separate accidents at SL Green’s One Vanderbilt development on Madison Avenue. [NYP] — Claire Moses

 

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