Jennifer Millman

22-Year-Old Worker Dies After Falling Down Elevator Shaft at Manhattan Condo Project

A 22-year-old worker died after falling down an elevator shaft at an under-construction Manhattan condominium tower Friday, authorities say. 

Fire officials were called to the 52-story tower under construction at 281 Fifth Avenue, near 30th Street, after getting a call about the accident around 9:40 a.m. 

The worker, Jonathan Lupinsky of Yonkers, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The circumstances surrounding the accident weren't immediately clear. 

The finished building, due to be completed in 2019, is expected to house more than 100 condo units and thousands of square feet of retail space.

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