Construction worker falls from plagued building

A construction worker plunged as many as four stories. Despite the seriousness of his injuries, he was not killed. The building has seen its fair share of violations in the past.

The building, 34 W. 17th St., has a history of unsafe conditions. The Department of Buildings in August levied a $1,000 fine on the developers for unsafe or improper use of elevator or hoisting equipment, records show. The hoistway doors were not secured “causing an immediate hazard that could case someone to fall down the shaftway,” according to public records. The fine was paid, but in November the builders, identified as 34 17th Street Project LLC, had still not corrected the problem.” According to the New York Daily News.


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