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Construction Worker Fatally Falls Through Roof of Abandoned Hospital

December 20, 2021 in ,

The New Jersey State Police is investigating a fatal incident where a construction worker fell through the roof of an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Marlboro on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021. 


33-Year-Old Construction Worker Found Dead Inside Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital


Cristian Velez-Hurtado of Paterson, New Jersey, was found inside Marlboro State Hospital around 9:30 am on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021. According to an investigation by New Jersey State Troopers, Velez-Hurtado was working on the roof of the abandoned building. 


The psychiatric hospital had been closed since 1998. New Jersey State Police are unsure of the construction that was being completed on the building. 


Officials determined that Velez-Hurtado’s death was unintentional and not suspicious.


Contact SPBMCC Immediately If You Have Been Injured on a Construction Site


All construction-related deaths are tragedies, and many of them can be prevented with proper safety precautions. To reduce worker injuries and fatalities, it is critical that construction worksites enforce the highest safety standards possible.


Our New York construction accident lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. are dedicated to assisting construction workers and their families in obtaining the compensation they deserve. Call (212) 732-9000 now to schedule a free consultation with a skilled attorney at our New York or New Jersey offices.


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