22-Year-Old Worker Dies in Elevator Fall at NYC Condo Tower

By September 8, 2017 No Comments

We should come up with shanty walls and doors for elevator shafts.

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.

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(Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

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.

Published By: NBCNEWYORK

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