The Brooklyn Paper reports that a construction worker, whose name has not been released pending notification to his family, died Friday morning, February 11 after falling several floors at the construction site at 124 Columbia Heights (the address is not given in the Brooklyn Paper story, but is available from the NYC Buildings site, which is linked in the on line version of the story). Another worker at the site is quoted as saying the man was not wearing a harness at the time he fell.
124 Columbia Heights is a former Jehovah’s Witnesses dorm that is, according to the Brooklyn Paper story, being renovated for use as luxury housing by Vincent Viola, a billionaire developer. The story notes that KBE NY LLC, general contractor for the site, has been fined $10,000 twice within six months for “failure to maintain safety measures” and that other complaints have been lodged that led to a stop work order having been issued last April.
Addendum: a big tip of the BHB hat to ever alert reader Andrew Porter for supplying the photo of the construction advisory poster for 124 Columbia Heights. It seems the anticipated completion date of November 2021 was a bit over-optimistic.