NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A worker was killed Tuesday in a freak accident in the Bronx.

Shortly before 11 a.m., the victim was pinned when a large refrigeration unit that was being lifted came crashing down outside a building on Grand Concourse at 173rd Street, almost in front of Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

The unit had been attached to a chain, which snapped.

The man was taken to Bronx Lebanon, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The accident remained under investigation Tuesday night.

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