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Construction worker dead after falling from Domino Sugar factory development - Brooklyn Paper

Construction worker dead after falling from Domino Sugar factory development

Holey mackerel: Two Trees unveiled its new plans for the old Domino sugar factory, deciding to ditch bulkier buildings for taller, skinnier skyscrapers with giant holes in the middle. The one on the right could wind up being the tallest building in Brooklyn.
Courtesy of Two Trees Management Company

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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