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Worker killed in six-story fall

The New York post recently reported that a construction worker for a Manhattan project was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after he fell six stories while working on the East Harlem building on February 4. The 62-year-old man was not identified by name, but it was released that he was from Queens.

The victim was standing on a fire escape and was reportedly working on a replacement for the gutters in the back of the building at 124 E. 107th Street when the accident took place at around 12:05 p.m. An unnamed co-worker was completing a similar task nearby when the victim fell.

The man was working for Thiva, a construction company based in Astoria. Reports from the police said that the man slipped and was not wearing any safety equipment; although the authorities have branded it as “just a bad accident,” an investigation by the Department of Buildings is still taking place.

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