New Jersey Man Killed By Falling Tape Measure At Construction Site

479px-Construction_WorkersA bizarre tragedy has struck at a construction site in New Jersey where Gary Anderson, 58, was hit and killed by a falling tape measure from 50 stories above. The one-pound tape measure came off a construction worker and hit Anderson who had just stopped to speak with another worker in a pick up truck.

The implausibility of the accident was magnified by the fact that the tape measure first dislodged from the belt of the worker and then hit construction equipment some 10 feet off the ground — only to ricochet and hit Gary Anderson.

There were so many factors in the chain of events that had to occur precisely to produce this result from a brief chat to the angle of the ricochet.

Obviously, there was negligence in the loss of the tape measure but the danger of falling objects is a long-standing danger for construction sites. Moreover, Anderson was not wearing a hard hat — a basic safety requirement at all such sites. Anderson worked for an independent trucking company delivering product for Charlotte, N.C. based National Gypsum. He was delivering sheet rock.

The absence of the hard hat would make a lawsuit difficult, though there can be recovery under worker’s compensation for the family.

Source: NJ

117 thoughts on “New Jersey Man Killed By Falling Tape Measure At Construction Site”

  1. @mespo

    I don’t know. Not important to me. I wouldn’t think any less of him if that is as far as he went. Would you think less of someone who only had a high school education???

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  2. @NickS

    Well, reminding him about the choice of venue stuff ticked him off, too. I would have given him a few more pointers, but he does not seem receptive to new information. Oh well, what can you do with hard-headed people???

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  3. @NickS

    I can’t tell the trolls from the sock puppets. I don’t mind replying to either, but first they have to say something worth responding to. . . meow. Anyway, I am up late watching Hannity. They had Ann Coulter on tonight. And Sharon Attkisson, too, after the Cialis commercial.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. Forgot the need for adult affirmation from Squeeky and the obsession with one thing. All juvenile traits. Man you are a sharp kid. I hope you use this for something productive when you grow up.

  5. Squeeky, We REALLY struck a nerve w/ that beat down on electrocution. Fragile ego, just like Obama. This is a good time to hit the sack.

  6. Nick,

    “I was asked by a woman some time back if this was about me.”

    It’s always about you Nick, haven’t you noticed this about yourself yet?

  7. @NickS

    Oh, Obama has suffered a reverse metamorphosis from a few years ago. Here is another Irish Poem:

    Hit The Silk???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Well, Obama has started to squirm. . .
    The result of the rout at mid term.
    A reverse for a guy
    Who went in “butterfly”
    And now leaves the cocoon as a “worm!”

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  8. Squeek,

    “I think maybe Mespo is padding the thread so that his little faux pas’s above will be so far upthread, that nobody will read them. How transparent!”

    As usual, your demented and overblown view of yourself is laughable.

  9. Mespo, methinks that someone doesn’t like getting some of his own medicine, lol.

  10. mespo be Googling!! I was asked by a woman some time back if this was about me. I found the website and chuckled. No relation. People who grew up where there are many Italians, as did I, know Spinelli is a fairly common name. A Nick Spinelli played football for FSU. No relation. There’s a corporate chef who works for Kraft named Nick Spinelli. He was a chef @ a nice Milwaukee hotel but sold out for bigger bucks and better hours. Can’t blame him. No relation, There are attorneys, docs, plumbers, etc. all named Nick Spinelli. You’re getting creepy and showing your lack of worldliness,

  11. I hope Nick didn’t leave just when we discovered who he really is or purports to be. Great to know it was all a charade. He probably doesn’t even believe all that bs he spews.

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