Construction worker dead after falling down elevator shaft in Flatiron District

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FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan — A man is dead after falling down an elevator shaft while working at a construction site in the Flatiron District of Manhattan Tuesday, police and FDNY officials said.

Police said the elevator technician, 33, was working on the ninth floor at 111 E 24th St.

He was found unresponsive at the bottom of the elevator shaft just before 9 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

The man was employed by U-Tek Elevator, Inc., an NYC Department of Buildings official said. The elevator firm was installing an elevator car at a new 12-story hotel project when the worker, who was not tied to a protective line, fell.

A full stop-work order has since been issued by the Buildings Department.

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