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Construction worker dies from fall at Dream Hotel

Identity of the deceased has not yet been released
By Katherine Clarke | April 02, 2014 04:16PM

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.

  • Alejandro

    No harness?????? WHAT THE FUCK?!?

  • Jane

    I have not been walking under this scaffolding because it’s been looking disheveled and not like a typical site… I have been walking across the street from it. Then this news… Sad…

  • Guest

    Typical of the management here.