Man killed by tape measure falling 50 stories


tay
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Camden County man died Monday morning after being struck by a one-pound tape measure that fell 50 stories from a high-rise under construction in Jersey City, N.J., authorities said.

Gary Anderson, 58, of Somerdale, was delivering drywall to the downtown construction site about 8:40 a.m. when the tape measure fell off the belt of a worker on the top of the building, said Carly Baldwin, Jersey City public safety spokeswoman.

The tape measure "hit another piece of metal construction equipment 15 feet off the ground, then ricocheted and hit this man in the head," Baldwin said.

Anderson was not wearing a hard hat but had one inside his truck, which was parked on the construction site, where two residential towers are being built, Baldwin said.


He had stopped to lean into the open window of a vehicle to speak to someone. When he pulled his head out of the window, he was struck by the tape measure and collapsed.

Anderson was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, where he went into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at 9:52 a.m.

Baldwin said an official cause of death had not been released.

A woman answering the phone at Anderson's home said the family did not want to speak to reporters.

"Upon preliminary investigation, it appears to be a very tragic accident," Public Safety Director James Shea said in a statement.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene and conducted interviews, Baldwin said.

Anderson worked for National Gypsum, a North Carolina company, according to police.


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CDNBear
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Anderson was not wearing a hard hat

That's why you wear them. I'm glad his truck seat was safe though.
 
taxslave
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There was a guy got hit on the shoulder where i was working this summer broke his collar bone from a tape fell about 80 feet. He was wearing his hard hat and steel toed boots.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

There was a guy got hit on the shoulder where i was working this summer broke his collar bone from a tape fell about 80 feet. He was wearing his hard hat and steel toed boots.

Damn. Now steel shoulder pads. Hello 80s.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1eh View Post

Damn. Now steel shoulder pads. Hello 80s.

Eventually we'll be back to this....

 
CDNBear
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Nice cod piece.
 
SLM
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Yeah, it kind of stood out from all the others in a Google search, lol.
 
CDNBear
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Dirty girl!
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Eventually we'll be back to this....

Something like that would require 2lb of butter.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Something like that would require 2lb of butter.

Wait, what? Is that what the butter is for? To get you into your skivvies? Geez dude, how tight is the flannel anyway? LOL

Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Dirty girl!

Guilty!
 
petros
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Tight like a tiger.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Tight like a tiger.

Well hello Flannel Man.

Lol
 
petros
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Howdy!
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Nice cod piece.

Often wondered if those things flip open if ya have ta pee.

Or........there be some rusty armor on the battlefield.

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........Always wear your hard hat on a construction site, young man, because accidents can happ............




oh my...........
 

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