2007’s Fourth Construction Death

A construction worker died yesterday morning on Staten Island, when he fell 2 stories at a work site. He's the 4th worker in the city to die on the job this year. WNYC's Lance Luckey reports.

Police say the unidentified man, who was in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene of a commercial building at Giles Place and Clove Road. According to the Department of Buildings, the worker, employed by Centro Paz Construction, fell through the roof. Another worker fell to his death at a Brooklyn site on Monday. T

here were 17 construction-related deaths in 2006, most involving unsafe scaffolding, according to Department of Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster. She was head of a task force of city, state, and federal officials, as well as community and construction trade groups. The city is spending $6 million to implement their recommendations for training, outreach, and enforcement.

The Buildings Department said the work being done Thursday morning required permits, but none had been obtained. Buildings inspectors stopped all work at the Staten Island site and issued 2 violations. For WNYC, I'm Lance Luckey.