The building on Clinton avenue where a gust of wind blew a construction worker to his death yesterday did not have its scaffold properly tied, according to the Buildings Department complaint. The man, Jose Palcios (42), was killed when the scaffold collapsed beneath him while he was installing stucco on the top of the building. A quick search on the Buildings Dept. website shows the actual complaint for this accident (we didn’t think it would be posted that quickly):
PIPE SCAFFOLD COLLAPSED DUE TO HIGH WINDOW NOT PROPERTY TIED TO WALL ONE WORKER INJURED ONE WORKER FELL TO 2 STORY GARAGE
We assume “property,” should read “properly.” We haven’t seen this reported in the papers yet and it seems like the developer – Clinton Court Development – has questions to answer.
Palcios was from Astoria and according to press reports, he crossed the Arizona border from Mexico 3 years ago and he had been sending money back to his wife and daughter ever since.
(photo by threecee)