NYC halts work at building after deadly fall


NEW YORK (AP) — The city has halted work at a midtown Manhattan office building where a construction worker plummeted to his death.

The buildings department issued a stop work order for 424 West 33rd St. following inspections Monday and Tuesday.

Inspectors cited unsafe working conditions, improper storage of materials on the roof and the Monday accident.

The department says work cannot resume until the violations are corrected and the building passes an inspection.

The worker fell more than 100 feet. He landed on a scaffolding about 25 feet above the sidewalk between 9th and 10th avenues.

A woman who answered the phone at the building's management office said owner Vectra Management Group had no comment.

The company performing renovations on the building, Stonehenge Restoration, did not immediately return a telephone message.

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