Worker killed in fall from scaffolding on NYC jobsite

A construction worker on New York City’s Upper East side was killed last week after suffering a fall.

According to a report from the New York Daily News, 30-year-old Juan Cerezo was working as part of a crew performing renovations to the Sherman Towers on East 76th Street.

Cerezo was working on the building’s facade from scaffolding about 14 floors up when he fell. Officials told the paper “it was not immediately clear” if Cerezo’s work required him to have a harness on.

The Daily News says four complaints have been filed against the building’s renovations this year alone for the second-floor scaffolding “breaking or not being up to code.”