Police were called around 2 p.m.to 400 W. 33rd St.at Ninth Avenue, a short distance from Penn Station. Another worker at the site – which was issued a partial stop-work order from the New York Department of Buildings on September 20 for “possible unsafe crane operation” – told Newsday that he heard a “big thump” and later realized it was the body of the worker.
A 45-year-old worker was pronounced dead at the scene and the other worker, also 45, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center in serious but stable condition, the spokeswoman said.
The identity of the man who died was not being released Thursday afternoon pending family notification. That worker was an employee of EJ Electric.
One construction worker was killed and another critically injured when they fell from a bucket lift in Manhattan.
Juan Chonillo, 36, of Corona, fell 29 stories at 161 Maiden Lane while pouring concrete, the New York Daily News reported.
Chohillo was pronounced dead at the scene.