Falling Tape Measure Incident was not as “Freakish” as was Widely Reported

January 6, 2015

This past November, newspapers, the digital media and television reported the unfortunate death of Gary Anderson, 58, who was delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City.  This incident was widely reported as a freak accident because Mr. Anderson was struck in the head with a tape measure that had fallen from the belt of a worker on the 50th story of the building.