Construction worker falls to his death

March 27, 2008 11:41:20 AM PDT
A construction worker plunged to his death at a Jersey City construction site Thursday. The site was was the scene of a spectacular fire last October.

Authorities say the worker fell from the 25th floor of a high-rise, under construction at 77 Hudson Street at around 2 p.m.

He reportedly landed on a concrete landing and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The worker was said to have been installing windows.

The construction scene is the future home of a high-rise luxury condo. A fire broke out at there last October, shooting spectacular flames into the air.

The building is being built by K. Hovnanian Homes, a unit of Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (HOV), and Equity Residential (EQR). The building is to include commercial space, as well as a 48-story condominium tower. Occupancy is slated for the summer of 2009.


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