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.READ MORE: Veteran Falls Victim To Phishing Scam, Loses $19,000 From Chase Bank Account Meant For Daughter's College Education
The man was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in critical condition, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital, police told 1010 WINS.READ MORE: 'Makes Americans More Free': Dana Zzyym Issued 1st U.S. Passport With Gender X Designation
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.MORE NEWS: Inside Look At 9 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn's Tallest Skyscraper
The New York City Medical Examiner’s office will determine the exact cause of the man’s death.