Maintenance worker falls to his death at Navy Yard

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Ian Bartlett

A maintenance worker plunged to his death at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday morning, according to police.

Bay Ridge resident Marcos Rodriguez, 25, was cleaning the roof of a building at the southeastern corner of the Flushing Avenue Navy Yard near Williamsburg Street W.  at around 8:25 am, when he fell through the roof to the ground below, suffering head and leg injuries, according to police and the Department of Buildings.

Paramedics rushed Rodriguez to Brooklyn Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, according to cops.

Police spokeswoman Detective Carrie Reilly said investigators believe the incident was an accident, but the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the fall, according to DOB spokesman Andrew Rudansky.

The worker was a subcontractor for Brooklyn Navy Yard film production company Steiner Studios and its head said they were devastated by the death and that they would fully cooperate with the investigations.

“We’re devastated. This was a terrible tragedy. We’ll be fully cooperating with the Department of Buildings and all relevant agencies,” said company chairman Doug Steiner in a statement.

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