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6 minutes ago, navigator319 said:

What prime redevelopment opportunities these garages will be when we all zipping around in on-demand driverless cars in a few years 

Speaking of which, why wouldn't they build the parking garage in the same footprint?  Is it an air rights issue?  Cost?  Both?  Something else?  Seems like a hell of a waste of prime real estate.

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Most recent screen grabs from construction cam. Only difference I see is a lot traffic amassed on Hill Street which is not the norm so it seems to have happened between these two shots. 

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^^^ However that view of the DEC extension will be blocked by future Legacy development.  Isn't that a green roof?  http://www.dukeenergycenter.info/property-description.aspx   described as a rooftop garden. 

 

High rise construction can be a dangerous business this is sad news to hear of the death of this construction worker. 

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Does anyone know how common an accident like this is? Obviously an incredibly dangerous job but I'd hope something tragic like this is a rare event in these safety conscious days. Awful. 

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7 minutes ago, Crucial_Infra said:

Does anyone know how common an accident like this is? Obviously an incredibly dangerous job but I'd hope something tragic like this is a rare event in these safety conscious days. Awful. 

1034 across the USA in 2016 according to these stats.  There were 3 in a 11 story high rise in Raleigh a few years back.  High rise construction is of course the most dangerous.  300 South Tryon had some accidents but no deaths I can remember.  none at 615 South College either.   OSHA will be on site very shortly I can assure you. 

https://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag23.htm

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Fox 46 is reporting this:

 

Brien Blakely Retweeted FOX 46 Charlotte

Man dies after reportedly falling from 21st fl of building under construction in Uptown

 

FOX 46 CharlotteVerified account @FOX46News

#BREAKING UPDATE: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says they have already been made aware of the incident and have assigned an officer to respond to the scene. http://bit.ly/2LmNyr0

 

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Awful news but it (obviously) happens unfortunately.  I'm in the workers' compensation business and our small office (~$50 million in-force premium) typically sees a fatality or two every 12-18 months.  A church in Weddington I previously attended had a construction fatality involving a trench and a backhoe a few years ago.  It certainly shouldn't be viewed as a bad omen for the project but it's tragic for his loved ones.    

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This is sad news. Back in 2009, when I worked in the DEC, there was a young man who was killed by falling debris in an elevator shaft. So these accidents do happen sometimes, unfortunately.

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I think a lot of people have this idea that blue collar jobs aren't dangerous anymore, not construction related but I knew of a friend of a friend who was crushed by some mining equipment recently in Kentucky, hardly made the news. It's certainly too early to speculate but I imagine he was not using safety equipment, which, frankly, unless you're hanging out of the windows, or working on the cladding, is more of a hindrance anyways. Unfortunately the 21st floor looks like it's just framing at this point, a misplaced foot, or tripping on some material was probably all it took. 

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3 minutes ago, nakers2 said:

I think a lot of people have this idea that blue collar jobs aren't dangerous anymore, not construction related but I knew of a friend of a friend who was crushed by some mining equipment recently in Kentucky, hardly made the news. It's certainly too early to speculate but I imagine he was not using safety equipment, which, frankly, unless you're hanging out of the windows, or working on the cladding, is more of a hindrance anyways. Unfortunately the 21st floor looks like it's just framing at this point, a misplaced foot, or tripping on some material was probably all it took. 

I had a friend who worked for Stone Brewing that was crushed by a Fork Lift, theres SO MUCH still dangerous all over the place.

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