By Hazel Sanchez

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.

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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.

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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.”

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Department of Building inspectors were on the scene. The construction site doesn’t have any current violations.

Hazel Sanchez