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Manhattan elevator accident left one man dead

A fatal elevator accident at the Upper West Side building on W. 70th St. near Columbus Avenue on Wednesday morning, January 21, claimed the life of a 61-year-old construction worker, the Daily News reported.

At about 8:45 a.m., an unnamed construction worker was inside an elevator shaft when he plummeted from the second floor to the first. He was rushed to St Luke’s Roosevelt hospital for his injuries but was later pronounced dead.

Authorities are still investigating the fatal incident, although a Department of Buildings report indicated that the doors of the elevator were opened and unguarded at the time of the incident. Reportedly, the construction company had been present in the building over the past several months, as they worked to connect two buildings.

Our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, sends our deepest thoughts and condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

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