Construction worker dies at Friedman, Landis’ 400 Times Sq.

30-year-old man falls four stories through designated elevator shaft at hotel site

New York /
Aug.August 25, 2015 05:09 PM

A construction worker died Tuesday afternoon after falling four stories while working at the Friedman Group and Landis Group’s hotel development site at 577 Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen — also known as 400 West 42nd Street and 400 Times Square.

Police found the 30-year-old man, whose name was not released, unconscious after he fell at the construction site at around 12:40 p.m. He was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man had reportedly been working without a harness on the fourth floor of the rising building when he fell through a hole designated as an elevator shaft and landed on the ground on his back, according to DNAinfo.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the worker was walking across wooden boards bridging the gap over the elevator shaft when they collapsed, according to a law enforcement official.

The deceased was working at the site, a nonunion job, on behalf of subcontracting company Rovini Concrete Corp. and general contractor BRF Construction Corp.

The rising hotel at 577 Ninth Avenue is expected to stand 25 stories and total 170,000 square feet, according to Department of Buildings filings. [DNAinfo and WSJ] — Rey Mashayekhi


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