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Glass Falls From Skyscraper Construction Site, Kills Worker

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NEW YORK — New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker.

The city’s Department of Buildings said work was banned and a violation issued for failing to safeguard the site after the 10:30 a.m. emergency Saturday at the West 57th Street site, a half block from Carnegie Hall.

Police say 67-year-old security guard Harry Ramnauth was killed, and a 27-year-old construction worker was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Inspectors say an 8-foot-by-14-foot glass panel tipped over as it was being moved.

One man was killed and another injured at a New York City construction site when a large piece of glass fell from one of Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers.

According to news reports, 67-year-old security guard Harry Ramnauth died and a 27-year-old sustained injuries that required hospitalization when the eight-foot-by-14-foot glass panel fell at around 10:30 on Saturday morning. Inspectors said the glass tipped over as it was being moved.

The city’s Department of Buildings issued a stop work order at the site as well as a violation for failing to safeguard it.

When completed, the tower will be 1,550-foot tower – just 226 feet shorter than One World Trade Center.

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