NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One person died and another was injured when an elevator plunged down at a building under construction in the Bronx.
It happened at around 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday at 20 Bruckner Blvd. in the Mott Haven section of the borough.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Make Last-Minute Push For Votes Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary
As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, construction workers outside the building were led in prayer Wednesday morning. The shock and heartache was clear in their tear-filled eyes over the tragic death of their supervisor.
The building where it happened, most recognized for the “iHeartRadio” sign on its roof, is currently under construction to be a school. Workers said the supervisor and his right-hand man were in an elevator, along with some equipment, when the elevator plummeted from the fourth floor to ground level.READ MORE: More Violence On Subways: Police Say Tourist Hit With Bottle, Man Slashed In Separate Attacks
The supervisor died from the impact. The other worker was critically injured and was rushed to the hospital.
Many on the crew are tight-knit, and like a family. Their pastor, who came to the scene to comfort them, said the loss of a man they looked to is devastating.
“This loss is drastic, dramatic,” said Pastor Oswald Denis. “Flora was next to me, she was crying. And we are [bearing] a heavy burden right now.”MORE NEWS: NYPD: Off-Duty Officer Attacked With Baseball Bat In Bronx; As Many As 6 Suspects Sought
Department of Building inspectors were on the scene. The construction site doesn’t have any current violations.