Construction worker falls to his death from 13-story Brooklyn Heights building

Tragic: A 23-year-old construction worker plummeted to his death from the roof of a 13-story building on the corner of Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights on Wednesday morning.
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A construction worker died after falling from a 13-story building on Pierrepont Street Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

The 23-year-old man was working on the roof of the building when he fell to his death at the corner of Columbia Heights just after 10 a.m., according to an NYPD spokesman.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and declared the man deceased, the spokesman said.

Someone filed a complaint with the Department of Buildings after the incident, saying that the site conditions endangered workers, records show.

The man’s identity has not yet been released to the public pending family notification, according to the spokesman.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 5:01 pm, April 10, 2019
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Sid from Boerum Hill says:
I thought they closed the comments?
April 10, 2019, 4:13 pm
Lee from Clinton Hill says:
I have filed a few complaints about a building site across the street from me where workers were not wearing safety harnesses on high floors - No one did anything about it. I'm just thankful no one there lost his life. What a shame and tragic incident that may well have been avoided if the laws were adhered to - I guess we will see what the investigation reveals. Contractors/Builders are running amok in NYC and need their feet held to the fire with meaningful oversight from DOB.
April 10, 2019, 4:17 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
yay, we can all make comments again!
April 10, 2019, 10:06 pm

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