Construction worker falls to death outside Manhattan building
A construction worker died Monday morning after falling from a building in the Upper West Side, officials said.
The incident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. at 263 West End Ave. in Manhattan, the FDNY and Department of Buildings said. A preliminary investigation by the DOB found that the worker, who the NYPD described as a 36-year-old man, was installing netting around a supported scaffold at the 15th floor level when fell to the sidewalk shed below, according to DOB spokesperson Andrew Rudansky.
Records show the DOB has issued a full stop work order at the site, which is issued when a site is determined to have unsafe conditions.
The worker’s identity was not immediately released, but the DOB confirmed that he worked for Rennon Construction Corp. The general contractor at the work site was listed as J & S Waterproofing.
The owners of the 23-story building have active work permits for façade repair and the supported scaffold, Rudansky said.
A person who answered the phone at Rennon Construction Corp said they had no information. Attempts at reaching the building’s management as well as J & S Waterproofing were not successful.