One Worker Killed, Another Injured In Elevator Collapse At Mott Haven Building


One man was killed and one other critically injured in an elevator collapse Wednesday at a development web site, officers mentioned, inside a Bronx constructing identified for its distinguished Historical past Channel billboard.

Round 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the 2 males had been working at 20 Bruckner Boulevard in Mott Haven, loading gear into an elevator when it collapsed from the 4th ground, an NYPD official mentioned. A 30-year-old man was underneath the elevator and pronounced useless on the scene, whereas a 29-year-old man contained in the elevator was taken in crucial situation to Lincoln Hospital, in line with police.

The names of the 2 males weren’t instantly accessible. The Division of Buildings mentioned investigators had been on the scene. The federal Occupational Security and Well being Administration mentioned the company is “conscious of the incident and is responding.”

The allow holder for the development web site is GDI Development, which issued an announcement: “What occurred this morning at 20 Bruckner was a horrible incident and everybody on web site is totally devastated. Our deepest sympathies exit to the household and family members of the person who handed away and our ideas are with the one who is in crucial situation. We’re working carefully with the native authorities as we bear a full investigation.”

The previous Ruppert Ice Home manufacturing unit had sat vacant for years and was within the midst of renovations, Curbed reported, developed by MADDD Equities and one of many house owners of the property, Drew Katz.

GDI Development seems to be a part of MADDD Equities and so they share the identical tackle in Floral Park on Lengthy Island.

The builders had secured a $50 million mortgage final 12 months to transform the 188,000 square-foot area for a brand new department of the DREAM Constitution Colleges, and employed architect Sir David Adjaye who designed the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition in Washington D.C., in line with experiences.

The billboard on the five-story constructing’s roof was for a few years an advert for the Historical past Channel and now an iHeartRadio advert, seen from close by Third Avenue Bridge and the Bruckner Expressway. The manufacturing unit was initially constructed by brewer Jacob Ruppert, Jr. one of many house owners of the New York Yankees and the person who constructed the unique Yankee Stadium.