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Contractor’s Fatal Plunge at Sunnyside School Site

One man was injured and another killed following an accident at the site of a new public school being built in Sunnyside last Thursday June, 5, police reported.

At 8:15 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of two elevator construction workers injured at the site, located at 42-45 42nd St., within the 108th Precinct, law enforcement sources stated.

Upon arrival, police determined that one worker fell down an elevator shaft from the fifth floor. The other was injured when struck by debris while on the fourth floor of the six story building.

Both men were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital.

The man who fell through the shaft, described as a 45-year-old white male was pronounced dead on arrival, police stated. The other man, described as a male in his thirties was listed in stable condition, according to law enforcement.

The investigation is ongoing.

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