June 5, 2014 By Christian Murray
A construction worker was killed when he fell down a 5th floor elevator shaft this morning while constructing the new 6-floor elementary school on 42nd street, police said.
The accident occurred at about 8:15 am inside the 45-45 42nd Street school, which is expected to open in September.
A second man, who was working on the 4th floor, was injured when he was hit by debris as a result of the man’s fall. He is in stable condition.
Both workers were taken to Elmhurst Hospital, with one dying on the way to hospital.
The police have not yet released the men’s names.