NYC construction worker fatally struck by equipment

A hardhat was killed when a piece of an excavator fell on him at a Brooklyn site Monday morning, cops said. 

The 46-year-old construction worker was standing at the site at 1 Java St. in Greenpoint around 9:10 a.m. when the equipment part fell on him, authorities said. 

He suffered severe body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

The worker was fatally struck by a heavy equipment part at 1 Java Street in Greenpoint around 9:10 a.m., cops said.
The worker was fatally struck by a piece of heavy equipment at 1 Java St. in Greenpoint around 9:10 a.m., cops said.
Peter Gerber

The 728,000-square-foot site occupies an entire block and “is envisioned as a resilient, mixed-use development including over 800 residential rental units,” according to the profile on the website for its developer, Lendlease. 

Fellow workers stand on the scene where a 46-year-old hardhat was killed Monday morning.
Fellow workers stand on the scene where a 46-year-old hardhat was killed Monday morning.
Peter Gerber
Police respond to 1 Java Street in Greenpoint -- a construction site that occupies a full city block.
Police respond to 1 Java St. in Greenpoint — a construction site that occupies a full city block.
Peter Gerber

Thirty percent of the apartments will be designated as “affordable housing,” and the property is also expected to include more than 13,000 square feet of retail space. 

Construction is scheduled for completion in 2026.

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