Worker killed, another injured after falling from construction site on West Side

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WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A construction was killed and another injured when they fell from an external elevator shaft at a building on the West Side Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 3 p.m. at 400 W. 33rd Street near Ninth Avenue.

The workers, employed by EJ Electric, fell 35 feet.

One worker was pronounced dead at the scene and another was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The building the workers fell from was previously issued a violation for failure to certify a correction of a Class 1 violation.

This is the second fatal construction site accident in Manhattan today. Just hours earlier, another construction worker and father of five fell more then two dozen floors to his death on Maiden Lane in lower Manhattan. Police and family identified the victim as Juan Chonillo, 43, of Queens.

The victim of of the accident in midtown has not yet been identified.


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