Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

Police tell a large glass panel fell on two workers during building 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 57 th 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 traumata. Police tell 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 schemed at the site at 217 W. 57 th St. For comparing, One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet( 541 meters ).

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