Crane collapse kills worker at Even Hotel site in Midtown

Raber is developing a 35-story hotel at 219 East 44th Street

TRD New York /
Apr.April 24, 2015 01:15 PM

A construction worker was killed Friday morning in a crane collapse at the construction site of the Raber Enterprises-developed Even Hotel on East 44th Street.

The incident happened around 11:45 a.m., Pix11 reported, at 219 East 44th Street, where a 35-story hotel is rising. Emergency workers responded to the scene immediately and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The fatal incident is the latest in a string of accidents around the city. Earlier this month, a 22-year-old construction worker died after an accident at the former home of French bistro Pastis in the Meatpacking District. The week before, a 50-year-old construction worker fell to his death at a Brighton Beach development site. At Rudin Management’s Greenwich Lane, a passerby was killed by flying plywood in March. In February, a construction worker was crushed to death at Greenland Forest City Parters’ Barclays Center. [Pix11] — Claire Moses

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