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City Halts Work At Building Where Worker Fell To His Death

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A worker fell to his death Monday afternoon from this building at 434 W. 33rd St. on the West Side of Manhattan. (Credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City has halted work at a Manhattan office building where a construction worker plummeted to his death earlier this week.

The city’s Department of Buildings issued a stop work order for 424 West 33rd St. following inspections Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, a worker fell more than 100 feet and landed on a scaffolding about 25 feet above the sidewalk between 9th and 10th avenues.

The worker was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Inspectors cited unsafe working conditions, improper storage of materials on the roof, as well as the fatal accident.

Work cannot resume until the violations are corrected and the building passes an inspection, the department said.

A woman who answered the phone at the building’s management office said owner Vectra Management Group had no comment.

The company performing renovations on the building, Stonehenge Restoration, did not immediately return a telephone message.

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