What to Know
- A worker died after falling down an elevator shaft of a building under construction in Manhattan Thursday afternoon, according to the FDNY
- The incident took place just after 3 p.m. at a building that is over 30 stories high located on 30th Street and Broadway, FDNY says
- The incident allegedly took place on the 33rd floor, but it is unclear how far down the shaft the worker fell
A worker died after a tragic elevator accident crushed him at a Manhattan construction site Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The incident took place just after 3 p.m. at a building that is over 30 stories high located on 30th Street and Broadway, according to the FDNY, which also says the incident took place on the 33rd floor.
A construction employee was working on the elevator when he dropped his phone, police said. As he went down to pick it up, he somehow became caught on something.
The elevator then fell and a metal saddle that was protruding from the shaft crushed him, according to police. The 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Additional information was not immediately available.