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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.