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Worker falls 24 stories down elevator shaft

BREAKING NEWS MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — A worker falls to his death 24 stories down an elevator shaft into the cellar of a construction site for a 29-story luxury hotel building, according to officials.

Elavator collapse

Worker dies after falling 24 floors in elevator shaft.

The elevator collapse around 12:40 p.m. at 301 W. 46th St., near Eighth Avenue at the site of the future Riu Hotel. The worker who remain unidentified dead at Bellevue Hospital at 1:26 p.m., according to NYPD.

worker falls to death

Construction worker falls to his death down elevator shaft.

There had been previous safety citations when another worker fell from the fifth to the second floor during demolition of the building in July 2013, according to Department of Buildings records.

Elevator Fatal Accident

Construction Worker Hurt in Fall in NYC Elevator Shaft.

The Spanish-owned hotel is designed by Berg and Flynn Architecture and is being being built by the Rinaldi Group.

“The Rinaldi Group is incredibly saddened by this horrible accident and our prayers are with the family,” officials at the company said.

The building’s owner, Pinapple Developments, did not immediately responded to requests for comment.

The accident is still under investigation.

Construction Accidents New York

Jan 9, 2015, a repairmen was crushed to death by an elevator car in Manhattan. The man was in an elevator shaft at 75 West End Ave. on the Upper West Side when an empty elevator moved down three floors, pinning him underneath it.

April 8, 2015 at 12:18 Emergency crews responded to a construction accident in Midtown that left four workers injured. Officials say they were removing a chandelier inside 331 Madison Avenue when a railing gave way.

April 2015 a worker was killed—when he fell six stories from a building in Brighton Beach.

April 7, 2015 – Four injured after wall collapse in Midtown Manhattan. The four men were doing demolition on the first floor mezzanine inside the Madison Ave. office building near E. 43rd St. when a masonry wall began falling towards them. The workers fell off the mezzanine onto the floor one story below.

August 6, 2014 – Two construction workers were injured when an elevator malfunctioned — coming off its track and falling several feet — at a West Village apartment building.

“Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed at New York construction job sites.” says Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury lawyer. This is yet another casualty for the records of hazardous workplace.  Especially since reports indicate that safety inspectors found floor openings without the required railings and cited the owner for unsafe work conditions.” Says, Mr. Ajlouny.



Woman critically injured, struck, pinned between taxis in NYC

A 42-year-old women was critically injured Monday morning when she was struck and pinned between two taxis on a Midtown Manhattan street, according to authorities.

Rosemarie Mifsud Critically Injured

Woman gets pinned between taxis in NYC

Rosemarie Mifsud, the victim was putting her luggage in the trunk of a cab outside 750 Seventh Ave. about 6 a.m. when another taxi hit her from behind, wedging her between the two vehicles, cops said.

Rosemarie Mifsud was in New York to attend the wake of a friend, he said.

Mifsud, was taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

Leslaw Zielinski, 61, the cab driver who was about to take her to the airport remained on the scene as did Mohamed Gendia, who was driving the cab that struck her, officials said.

Gendia just finished his first year as a licensed cabbie and has a clean record, a spokesman with the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission said.

A witness who saw the crash noticed the first taxi’s passenger was near the trunk then saw another cab smash right into the back; crushing her.

He heard the women her scream. Then he witnessed the cab back-up and the women fall to the ground. Her legs were crushed. There was heavy bleeding.

The sister of Rosemarie Mifsud, said her sister suffered compound leg fractures. Police suggest the cause of the crash, may have been the result of icy road conditions.

taxi accident

A woman was critically injured when she was struck & pinned between two taxis on a Midtown Manhattan st.

“wrecks like this sadly may have been the result of icy road conditions, New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny said ” — “However cabbies in poor weather conditions still have a responsibility to use caution and not drive too fast and carelessly.  Irresponsible cab drivers can as seen here seriously injure innocent bystanders or even take someone’s life.”

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