A tribute to the construction worker who died at 356 E. 8th St.
This was the first known activity here since Dec. 24, 2015, when a worker fell three floors to his death inside the building.
Now, an EVG reader tells us that there is a tribute to the man, 33-year-old Luis Alberto Pomboza…
His death prompted Mayor de Blasio and Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler to announce in February 2016 that they were going to quadruple the penalties for serious construction-safety lapses, conduct a wave of more than 1,500 enforcement sweeps, and require new supervision at construction sites citywide to protect workers and the public amid the building boom.
A construction superintendent was to be present at 356 E. Eighth St. at the time of Pomboza’s fall, but there wasn’t one on site.
After Pomboza’s death, the DOB issued a stop work order and a full vacate order on the site. Ten different violations were reportedly uncovered at the worksite, including “failure to safeguard all persons and property affected by construction operations.”
In June, the full stop order was lifted just for “installation of temporary bracing.”
The owner is listed as Ingrid House LLC, per public records.
No word on what the plans are for the building now moving forward.