NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A construction worker was killed Monday, after he was buried by dirt that collapsed at a Meatpacking District construction site.

Police were called at 12:13 p.m. to the construction site at 19 Ninth Ave., at West 12th Street, after the 22-year-old man became buried by dirt.

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The man was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in critical condition, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital, police told 1010 WINS.

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The man was working in a hole at the construction site when the dirt gave way and collapsed in on him, police said. No one else was injured.

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The New York City Medical Examiner’s office will determine the exact cause of the man’s death.