SOHO — The city issued a stop work order against a construction company whose worker fell to his death at a Broome Street building, saying the company failed to maintain a safe site, the Department of Buildings said Friday.
Brasal Construction Company was responsible for not keeping a safe environment at 450 Broome Street, where Adrian Zamora, 28, died Thursday after falling two stories from scaffolding onto a shed a DOB spokeswoman said.
The city found the company failed "to protect all persons and properties affected by construction operations," according to Ryan Fitzgibbon, DOB spokeswoman.
Inspectors found that Zamora was not wearing a harness at the time of the fall, Fitzgibbon said.
"He was not working in a protected area with guardrails, and therefore should have been wearing a safety harness and have it secured to an anchorage point," Fitzgibbon said.
Zamora was not given a mandatory 30-hour training course on routine safety measures — which should have been required before he started working, Fitzgibbon said.
Brasal Construction Corporation did not return phone calls seeking comment.
The tragic accident sent shockwaves through Zamora's Ditmas Park community in Brooklyn. Neighbors said Zamora was a hard-working family man who doted on his two young daughters.
A Mexican immigrant who came to the United States seven years ago, Zamora spent his free time with his wife and two young daughters — both are young than 5-years-old, including a baby girl — when he wasn't toiling away at construction sites.
"He was a very good person," said Simeon Zamora, Adrien's father. "All he did was work."
But friends said he lived for his little girls.
"He would walk around the neighborhood with them, looking so loving..." said Irma Vidal, 38, who works at La Nueva Union Bakery on Cortelyou Road near Zamora's home in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. "He loved his two daughters. He was happy."
Zamora's widow was inconsolable Thursday night after receiving the news that her husband had suddenly died, friends said.
"She's very sad," said Jose Cordova, owner of Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican restaurant the family frequented regularly. "They're all very sad. They were all crying."
Friends said Zamora's wife feared she would not be able to take care of her family without her husband's income.
"They don't have a lot of money," Cordova said.
The Consulate General of Mexico met with Zamora's wife and will cover the costs of sending Zamora's body back to his hometown of Tlaxcala, Mexico, a spokesman said. It will also offer independent consulting attorneys to offer legal action on behalf of Zamora's children, he added.
A spokeswoman for the medical examiner said an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Friday.
"He was so young," said Jose Cordova, 45, owner of Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican restaurant the family frequented regularly. "I felt very very bad for his family and kids. What type of future are the kids going to have without a father."
Tuan Nguyen contributed to this article.