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Construction Worker Dies in Elevator Shaft Fall in NYC

The jobsite in Queens where a construction worked died on May 22; image by Theodore Parisienne for New York Daily News

A 32-year-old worker was pronounced dead at a local hospital after falling four stories down an elevator shaft at a construction site in Long Island City, Queens, NYC, on May 22, New York Daily News is among outlets to report. Authorities say the man fell from the sixth to the second floor at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a property on Court Square being converted into offices and laboratory space. The NYC Department of Buildings (DoB) issued a full stop-work order as the incident is investigated. A DoB spokesman said, “If we find that safety rules were ignored, we will hold those responsible to account.” 

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