It's a phrase that's become too familiar: Yesterday, a worker died in a construction accident. According to the Daily News, Miguel Rodriguez, 38, fell five stories from his scaffolding: "Rodriguez was wearing a harness, but it was not tethered to the W. 111th St. building in Morningside Heights where he was repointing bricks, witnesses and officials said." In Brooklyn, a worker was injured when he fell three stories at a site--he was not wearing his harness. Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said, "These things should never happen. If you're a construction worker, be safe, wear your harness and tie your lifeline." Just last week, a crane rigger fell 40 stories--he, too, was wearing a harness but it was not attached to anything.
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