Construction worker killed by falling tape measure in freak accident in USPosted Feb 18, 2015
The man, who has been named locally as construction worker Gary Anderson, was taken to hospital but went into cardiac arrest and died of his injuries later on Monday.
The freak accident is believed to have happened as a construction worker on the 50th floor measured a wall for windows at the site, in Jersey City.
Witnesses said he had been unfastening the tape measure from his belt when it slipped from his hands.
Watchdog the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.
– Robin de Peyer