A recent construction accident is forcing new safety measures to be undertaken on the new Goldman Sachs headquarters. Steel fell 18 stories onto a baseball field where little league games were being played.
Goldman Sachs and contractor Tishman Construction Corp. say there won’t be any more weekend work on the 43-story tower during Little League season.
At the same site in December, a crane dropped seven tons of steel and injured an architect in a trailer below.
The new safety measures will surpass those required by the city of New York. No one was hurt in the accident on May 17th. The construction company was cited for violating five items in the building code. The city has been working on making construction sites safer for workers and bystanders after 13 people have been killed in accidents so far this year.