Monday, June 19, 2017

Construction worker died after he fell several stories from scaffolding at 1382 Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush

A construction worker fell from a building and died in Brooklyn on Sunday, authorities said.

The 58-year-old man fell from scaffolding at 1382 Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush, police said. The address is of a brick building that is a couple of stories high.

The worker was transported to Kings County Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead. He has not been identified yet.

A New York Buildings Department official says the accident is under investigation.


Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a construction worker to fall to his death in Brooklyn on Sunday.

"He was on the side, someone turned him on his back, and from that I could see he was bleeding from his ears, his nose, his mouth, and gasping for breath," one witness said.

It happened at an apartment building near the corner of Nostrand Ave. and Linden Boulevard around 12:47 p.m.

Authorities said a 58-year old man fell about three stories from a scaffolding.

"He was on the scaffolding, and I heard a loud noise, and next thing I know I saw him on the ground," a witness said.

The construction worker was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.

The city buildings department and police department are looking into the incident.

Workers had been painting near the top of the building for about a week, according to witnesses.

Police said they do not suspect any criminality.