Brooklyn Heights, NY – Update: Authorities Release Identity of Construction Worker Killed in Fall from Roof
Brooklyn Heights, NY (April 10, 2019) – Authorities have released the identity of the construction worker who tragically plummeted to his death while working on the roof of a 13-story building on Wednesday morning, April 10th. Police say that 23-year-old Erik Mendoza, of Queens, fell from the roof of a building located at 1 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights while performing work duties.
According to police, Mendoza and one other worker were reported to have been replacing bricks underneath a water tower on the roof when Mendoza fell for reasons that remain unclear at this time. The incident was stated to have taken place at 10:06 a.m. and emergency medical crews arrived to find Mendoza unconscious on the ground. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities stated that Mendoza had only been working on the job for one week at the time of the incident. The cause of the fall is currently under investigation, as no further information has been provided.
Construction Accidents in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Erik Mendoza as they likely struggle to cope during this absolutely devastating time. Construction accidents in New York are unfortunately common and often fatal, especially since many jobs involve heavy materials as well as high elevations. While it can be extremely difficult for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their emotional recovery, it is also imperative to understand that you may have significant rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we are determined to assist the members of our community who have been unfairly affected by the actions of another party or entity such as an employer. Many workplace accidents in the field of construction are caused by unsafe property conditions and are entirely avoidable, which makes it essential to realize that you deserve the best representation possible. If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident due to the actions of another party or other entity, please call 212-779-0057 today.
Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.