Construction worker dead after falling from Domino Sugar factory development

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A construction worker died after plummeting two stories from a building at the old Domino Sugar factory on the Williamsburg waterfront on Friday morning, according to police.

Wilfredo Enriques, 59, fell from the sixth to the fourth floor of the doughnut-shaped 16-floor building that Two Trees Management is erecting at 325 Kent Ave., between S. Third and S. Fourth streets, at around 8 am, police and the developer said.

Emergency responders found Enriques suffering head trauma and took him to Woodhull Hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

All work is on hold on the site while officials investigate what happened, Two Trees said in a statement.

Enriques had worked for subcontractor PG Products of New York for the past decade, and was installing a facade on the structure when he fell, the company said.

Contractors at the site have racked up some $9,050 in fines for various safety infractions since 2015, according to city records — including uncovered holes, a lack of overhead protection below walkways, and an inadequate guardrails.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with more details about victim.
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Reasonable discourse

Tyler from pps says:
Oh man :-(
Dec. 9, 2016, 3:08 pm
Ed from Bay Ridge says:
Horrible, horrible.
Dec. 9, 2016, 10:11 pm
Rob from Williamsburg says:
Two construction related deaths on Kent Avenue within 6 blocks of one another in one week. Everyone who uses Kent Avenue on this stretch knows it's a —— show. For shame. Condolences to both families.
Dec. 10, 2016, 12:15 am
Pietro DiDonato says:
Thanks DeBlasio!

I thought he was a big Union guy, hardhee har har.
Dec. 10, 2016, 11:07 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Subcontractor = Non Union.

Where was he born?
Dec. 11, 2016, 10:22 am
Two Trees Says? says:
Thanks for clarification, Rufus.

Are the Walentas' going to pay for this man's funeral? Did he have any benefits / insurance working a subcontractor for a decade?

David? Jed? What do you have to about this?
Dec. 11, 2016, 12:11 pm
Mom from Clinton Hill says:
1 man dead, $9,050 in fines. No wonder they do it. It's pretty cheap to take a chance.
Dec. 11, 2016, 9:38 pm
Madre Maria from Fulton Ferry says:
Walentas? Walentas? Walentas? Walentas says what?

Clinton Hill Mom is correct, however: life is cheap and Walentas couldn't care less.
Dec. 12, 2016, 2:34 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Maybe this accident can teach them what the high cost of being cheap on workers will get them.
Dec. 12, 2016, 4:18 pm
Paul from Williamsburg says:
Two flights?
Dec. 13, 2016, 12:40 am

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