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The announcement came a day after construction worker Ramiro Jara, a 25-year-old Ecuadorean immigrant, apparently was stepping between two hanging scaffolds at a Manhattan office building when he fell about 15 stories to his death. According to an NBC broadcast, Jara was not attached to a safety line when he fell, and his employer, Town Restoration Services of Brooklyn, did not have a licensed rigger or designated foreman to monitor the construction site.
â€œOne death is simply one too many,â€ said Patricia J. Lancaster, the commissioner of the Department of Buildings, during the press conference Thursday to announce the task force.