Falling Copestone Kills Man Working on Manhattan Scaffold, FDNY Says - NBC New York

Falling Copestone Kills Man Working on Manhattan Scaffold, FDNY Says

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    Worker on Scaffold Killed by Falling Debris

    The worker who suffered critical injuries following a scaffolding incident in Manhattan Monday morning has died, authorities say. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The worker who suffered critical injuries following a scaffolding incident in Manhattan Monday morning has died, authorities say

    • Authorities responded to a report of a scaffolding collapse on 2nd Avenue and 50th Street around 11:55 a.m. Monday

    • FDNY also responded to a report of a scaffold incident on Broadway

    The 51-year-old worker who was seriously injured following a scaffolding incident in Manhattan Monday morning has died, authorities say.

    The FDNY says a coping stone, also known as a copestone, fell from a higher level of a building on Second Avenue and 50th Street around 11:55 a.m. striking the worker, later identified as Nelson Salinas of Queens, in the head.

    The city's Department of Buildings says "workers were performing permitted minor facade repairs outside of the building at the time of the incident, when a piece of the building's parapet fell on top of a worker."

    The investigation is ongoing. No other injuries were reported. 

    Raw Video: Man Injured in Scaffolding Accident

    [NY] Raw Video: Man Injured in Scaffolding Accident
    Video from the scene after a scaffolding accident in Manhattan Monday shows a man being taken away on a stretcher.
    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

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