According to multiple media sources, a construction worker was killed in a fall inside the old Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday morning.
Wilfredo Enriques, 59, a carpenter working for PG Products of New York, was putting up a facade at the old factory building at 325 Kent Avenue when tragedy struck. Enriques was working on the sixth floor when he fell off scaffolding down to the fourth floor at around 8:00 a.m. local time.
Media sources report that Enriques suffered from severe head trauma and was taken to Woodhull Medical Center. Enriques would later be pronounced dead.
Work at the site of a new multi-use development has been halted as the workplace accident is investigated, reports media outlets. The New York Department of Buildings is investigating the incident. The safety administration overseeing the project says they are investigating into the dozens of complaints the building has received, including issues regarding scaffolding and no overhead protection.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):