Bridgewater, NJ – Frank Bartholomew Killed in Fall on Van Veghten Dr
Bridgewater, NJ (July 15, 2020) – On Monday, July 13, a man from Pennsylvania was killed after falling 30 feet from a warehouse roof in Bridgewater. The incident took place at the Brook Warehouse located at the 5 block of Van Veghten Drive. Frank Bartholomew, 34, a roof worker, fell from through the roof at around 10:31 p.m.
Emergency responders attempted lifesaving measures on the victim. Finderne Rescue Squad took him to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey. He was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration is assisting with the investigation into the incident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Frank Bartholomew at this time.
Deadly Workplace Falls in New Jersey
In 2016, a reported 697 workers were killed by low-level falls. That same year, an estimated 48,060 workers suffered injuries severe enough to require time off work. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the construction industry, accounting for 33.5% of construction fatalities in 2018.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.