Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Glass panel falls, kills worker on job site
From CBS 2:
A security guard was killed and a worker was hurt when a large panel of glass fell at a construction site near Central Park Saturday morning.
The FDNY said it responded to calls for a construction related accident at 217 West 57th St. just after 10:30 a.m.
When medics arrived they observed that a large glass panel had fallen onto 67-year-old Harry Ramnauth.
He was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A 27-year-old construction worker was hurt, as well. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Police said the glass panel was in the process of being moved when it fell and crushed the 67-year-old, who was working as as security guard at the location.
The incident remains under investigation.
The property already had a stop work order in effect when this happened.