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Worker killed after 10-story fall at New York City construction site

The man was on a platform on the 16th floor of a Manhattan work site when the platform collapsed


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NEW YORK—Authorities say an man has been killed in a 10-story fall while working at a construction site on Manhattan’s West Side.

The New York Police Department tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that Roger Vail, of Montgomery in Orange County, was on a platform on the 16th floor of a building at Ninth Avenue and West 33rd Street when the platform collapsed around 6:40 p.m. June 5.

Police say Vail landed on the building’s sixth floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Daily News reports Vail was a surveyor who was hired to do work at the massive Hudson Yards redevelopment project.

Friends say he was a 62-year-old Middletown native known for drumming in local bands over the past 30 years.


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