Manhattan construction worker dies after 27-story fall

NEW YORK – A construction worker fell 27 stories to his death Thursday morning while on the job in Lower Manhattan.

It happened around 9 a.m. at the site located at 161 Maiden Lane.

Police say the 43-year-old worker was laying concrete on the 29th floor of the site when he fell through an open hole, landing on the second floor.

He was declared dead at the scene, his name has not been released.

The Department of Buildings is investigating the site.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.