New York Construction Worker Falls 48 Stories to His Death

A construction worker fell about 48 stories to his death at a Manhattan construction site, fire officials said.

The worker — who was on a crew dismantling a crane — apparently tumbled from a walkway between the crane and the building, according to officials at the scene.

He landed in a construction lot that is surrounded by a fence, and his body was placed in an ambulance.

The site — a glass-walled skyscraper— is between 41st and 42nd streets, and 10th and 11th avenues in Midtown Manhattan. The crane is visible from the 11th Avenue side.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. EDT Thursday.

The victim's name was not released.

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