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Manhattan construction accident kills one

A crane accident in Manhattan resulted in the death of a construction worker on April 24, according to a Newsweek report.

The construction site is located at E. 44th Street between Second and Third Avenues. A representative of the fire department told reporters that the accident was not a collapse of the construction site itself–rather, a mechanical malfunction of equipment. The fire department affirmed that the victim was male but could not release a name or age.

The New York Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident. Police authorities are working to inform the deceased’s next of kin.

Crain’s New York Business reporter Andrew J. Hawkins witnessed the tragic accident and described the scene. The worker was covered with a sheet pulled over his head, which he said police did in order to respect the deceased’s body by preventing photographers from recording the scene.

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