How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
Weekly Grind: Biggest Construction Award Winners and New Equipment to Hit the Market
Smart Buildings Continue Their Rise in 2018
Friday Funny: The Productivity Placebo
U.S. Home Construction Jumps nearly 10 percent in January
Seattle Eyes Taller, Denser in Affordable Housing Proposal
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
By Procore Editorial staff
June 15, 2016
Author: JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — A construction worker fell to his death Tuesday at a $147 million oceanfront Easthampton estate that was among the most expensive residential properties sold in the U.S., authorities said.
Vitor Nobre apparently lost his footing and tumbled about 12 feet from a second-story level to a concrete floor, East Hampton Village police Chief Jerry Larsen said. Nobre, 55, was taken to a hospital by road after weather grounded a rescue helicopter, and he was dead on arrival.
It's unclear what kind of work Nobre was doing when he fell. A man who answered the phone at Nobre's Ronkonkoma home declined to comment.
The 18-acre, elaborately landscaped Hamptons property belongs to billionaire hedge fund founder Barry Rosenstein, who bought it in 2014. His neighbors include comedian Jerry Seinfeld and prominent art dealer Larry Gagosian.
Rosenstein's property had a house — along with ponds, a foot bridge and an apple orchard, according to a 2007 New York Times story about the prior owners — but work on a new home is underway. The new owner also has permits for two additional buildings, according to the village building office.
Rosenstein's family said it was "deeply saddened" by Nobre's death.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," it said in a statement.
Rosenstein founded and runs New York-based Jana Partners LLC, a fund known as an activist shareholder in the companies in which it invests.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Portland Mulls Foreclosures for 1st Time in 50 Years
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of ... Read More
If you're a construction worker, you're most likely working physical labor and it can get hot if you're working under the sun. Here's a guide for h... Read More
Pete says that Procore quickly breaks down the complicated pieces of data in his jobs, and presents them to the end user in a digestible format. "T... Read More
Hear Brad Hyatt, Associate Professor at California State University Fresno, discuss what students are learning in school to prepare them for const... Read More
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in material... Read More
J. Colin Cagney, a director, KPMG Major Projects Advisory, knows that while most companies want to use data analytics to increase, they’re often no... Read More
Congress has passed the final version of the federal tax reform bill, and it will soon head to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The qu... Read More
January 9, 2018