Security guard crushed to death at Manhattan construction site
A security guard died and another worker was injured in a construction accident in New York last Saturday. 67-year-old Harry Ramnauth was crushed to death by an 8 by 14-foot piece of glass that fell on him from the first floor of the Central Park Tower construction site. Upon completion, The Central Park Tower will become the second tallest skyscraper in the United States, surpassing the Willis Tower. The glass plate, weighing several thousand pounds, was being installed on the first floor of the building. It fell on the security guard as workers were in the process of moving it. Another 27-year old construction worker who was trying to help the security guard was also injured. When the EMS team arrived they found the man with severe body trauma. He was unresponsive and unconscious. They rushed him to the hospital but he couldn’t be saved.
A construction stop was ordered as the DOB investigates the exact cause of the accident. A violation for failing to safeguard the site was also issued to Extell and Bovis Lend Lease which oversees the project.