Construction worker falls to death from roof of historic bank under demolition in Brooklyn

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
Construction worker falls to death from historic Brooklyn bank
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The worker fell to his death at the home of the former Flatbush Savings Bank Thursday morning.

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A construction worker has died after falling from the roof of a historic bank under demolition.

The worker fell at the former Flatbush Avenue home of Flatbush Savings Bank just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The 49-year-old man from the Bronx was taken to Kings County hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Department of Buildings is investigating.

They said the building has active work permits for the demolition of the existing building.

Few other details were released.

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Four women, said to be in their 30s and 40s, were taken to Jamaica Medical Center in critical condition. They were all on the third floor of the home when fire erupted.


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