Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Construction Worker Dies in 42-Story Fall in SoHo

A construction worker who was pouring concrete at a condominium hotel in SoHo fell 42 floors to his death on Monday when a wooden mold used to set the concrete collapsed, the authorities said.

The accident, shortly before 2 p.m., sent wet concrete and debris flying from the top of the Trump SoHo, a sleek gray tower that is to rise 45 stories at the northwest corner of Spring Street and Varick Street, near Avenue of the Americas. The worker, whose identity was not released late Monday pending family notification, was decapitated in the fall, and landed in an alley on the west side of the construction site, at 246 Spring Street.

Another worker was thrown from the 42nd floor, but was caught in a safety net that extends outward from the 40th floor, fire officials said. He was brought to safety in a construction bucket and hospitalized for injuries that the authorities said were not life threatening. Two other workers were treated for minor injuries.

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  1. I knew Yuri he was a good hard working guy who you could count on when you needed someone to stnd by your side. He will be missed and our prays go out to him aand his family.

  2. Difama constructionJanuary 17, 2008 at 7:49 AM

    Difama construction has been expressing its deepest sympathy and expressed to do all it can for the unfortunite cirumstances.


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