Brooklyn, NY (November 21, 2018) – Wednesday morning, November 21, authorities reported the death of a construction worker who died following an accident that occurred while working on the roof of a six-story condo development. The fatal mishap happened shortly after 11:00 a.m. as the victim was working on the Bedford-Stuyvesant project.
Police identified the victim as 44-year-old Over Paredes, of Newark, New Jersey. The accident was reported to have occurred when a forklift operator accidentally allowed a piece of sheet metal to fall as the machine that was holding up the material dropped to its side.
A full stop-work order was handed down following the incident as it was not made clear as to whether or not the forklift operator had been granted the proper licensing for the project. Paredes was employed as a contractor, and the accident could have been avoided if the proper safety precautions were heeded.
The incident is currently under investigation.
Before anything else, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Over Paredes during this tragic and upsetting time. Construction accidents in New York have a tendency to result in serious injuries or death due to the dangerous equipment that is handled on a daily basis.
The mishandling of large pieces of equipment can result in the injury or death of a loved one, and bereaved family members should understand that they may have serious rights following a New York construction accident. At Hach & Rose, we are avidly dedicated to assisting those who have been affected by the negligent operation of large machines such as, cars, trucks, or construction vehicles.
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have in regards to a serious construction accident. If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident due to the negligent operation of another person, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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