A male construction worker, likely in his 40s, died today after falling from a four-story scaffold at the Dream Hotel, at 210 West 55th Street, a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing. The identity of the worker is not being released at this time. He fell on top of a sidewalk shed and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Hotels, the owner of the building, was not immediately available for comment.
Hampshire appears to have been performing repair work to the building’s terracotta facade and general remediation in connection with Local Law 11 compliance, according to Department of Buildings permits.