JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A construction worker died after he was hit by falling debris from a building in Jersey City Monday morning.
The worker, identified as 58-year-old Gary Anderson, of Summerdale, had just arrived at the site, at the corner of Marine Boulevard and Christopher Columbus Drive.
Anderson was hit by a tape measure that fell from the building as he was walking underneath it around 8:45 a.m. He was delivering sheet rock and had pulled onto the site from the Christopher Columbus Drive entrance, parked and got out of his truck. He was not wearing a safety helmet.
He was in serious, non-responsive condition at the scene, and then rushed to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 10 a.m.
The tape measure weighed approximately 1 pound, and officials say it fell from the 50th floor off the belt of another worker. The tape measure fell 50 stories, bounced off a piece of metal construction equipment about 10 feet off the ground and then hit the man in the head.
The site was shut down, and the investigation is ongoing.
NJ construction worker killed by falling tape measure
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