Gravesend Resident Crushed In Warehouse Accident

Courtesy of NY Daily News
Courtesy of NY Daily News

Police and federal regulators are investigating a warehouse accident that left a Gravesend man dead yesterday morning.

Yuquan Chen, 47, was killed instantly when a load of granite tiles toppled on him at First Choice Supply in Borough Park. The kitchen counter tops were stacked on top of each other from floor to ceiling, and struck Chen in the head as they fell. Coworkers attempted to rescue Chen by lifting the slabs with a fork lift, but it was too late.

NYPD and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials are looking to see if the accident was caused by violations of workplace safety standards. A preliminary review by the Daily News didn’t find any prior incidents at the 1339 61st Street location.

[via Daily News]