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Falling Tape Measure Incident was not as “Freakish” as was Widely Reported

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Jan 6, 2015 1:06:00 PM

This past November, newspapers, the digital media and television reported the unfortunate death of Gary Anderson, 58, who was delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City.  This incident was widely reported as a freak accident because Mr. Anderson was struck in the head with a tape measure that had fallen from the belt of a worker on the 50th story of the building.

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Topics: Falling Tape Measure Incident, Construction Site Safety, employee training and site safety oversight

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