Man dies after falling through ventilation shaft at Financial District construction site

FDNY at 1 Wall Street
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man died after falling a ventilator duct shaft in Lower Manhattan on Friday, officials said.

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Responding officers were called to the scene at approximately 2:25 p.m. at 1 Wall Street in the Financial District, police said.

A preliminary investigation from the. Department of buildings determined that a security guard at the site fell from the first floor to the cellar below through a mechanical shaft.

The general contractor for the construction work is JT Magen & Company INC and the DOB’s investigation at the scene is ongoing.