UNION, NJ – A construction worker fell to his death on Tuesday morning while on the top of the fourth floor of a building being constructed on Bonnel Court.
Police say they received 9-1-1- calls at about 10:45 a.m. from workers on site reporting that someone had fallen from the building at 968 Bonnel Court. Officers responding to the scene administered CPR to the victim. Additional Union police officers, a Fire Department ambulance and paramedics responded to the scene to assist.
The police investigation revealed that the man was on the top of the 4th floor of the building. The man was on the edge of the top of the building guiding a crane that was hoisting building materials to the top. The worker lost his balance and fell to the ground.
Police say the man, who appeared to be in his late 20s, was transported to University Hospital in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at 11:42 a.m. by doctors at the hospital.
The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Police say there does not appear to be any foul play and the work site has been shut down until the completion of the OSHA investigation.
According to police, the man’s identity was still being confirmed and the next of kin were being notified.