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Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

Posted: 6:39 PM, May 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-26 20:39:46-04

Police say a large glass panel fell on two workers during construction of one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers, killing one and sending the other to a hospital.
  
It happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a construction site on West 57th Street, half a block from Carnegie Hall.
  
Police say 67-year-old security guard Harry Ramnauth of the Bronx was killed, and a 27-year-old construction worker was hospitalized with apparently non-life-threatening injuries. Police say construction workers were moving a large glass panel when it fell.
  
The building developer’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email. The sales office said no one was available to comment.
  
A 1,550-foot (472-meter) tower is planned at the site at 217 W. 57th St. For comparison, One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet (541 meters).