Man Dies in NYC Scaffolding Accident


A construction worker fell to his death in a scaffolding accident in Midtown NYC on April 2.

According to CBS New York, the accident occurred around the Dream Hotel, at 210 W. 55th St., near Broadway.

The Department of Buildings told CBS that the victim was allegedly working on the façade of the building at the time of the accident and fell about 80 feet through an area that was unprotected due to the removal of planks.

In addition to death, scaffolding accidents can result in catastrophic personal injuries.

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