Skip to content
dailynews
May 25, 2019

City suspends construction on Midtown skyscraper after falling glass killed security guard

May 28, 2018
FDNY Deputy Chief Tom Currao talks about the incident that killed a security guard at the Nordstrom Tower on W. 57th St. on Saturday. (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News)

City officials ordered construction stopped on a Midtown mega-skyscraper where a security guard was crushed to death when a glass well fell on him.

Harry Ramnauth, 67, died Saturday when an 8-foot by 14-foot glass plate weighing several thousand pounds fell on top of him at 217 W. 57th St.




The glass plate was being stored in a ground-level loading bay where Ramnauth was working.

A security guard was killed when a glass wall fell on him at this Midtown tower.
A security guard was killed when a glass wall fell on him at this Midtown tower. (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News)

A second man was injured when he tried to rescue Ramnauth, a Queens resident who worked for Eddington Security.

The city Department of Buildings said it halted all work on the 1,550 foot tower that will house a Nordstrom store and luxury condos.

Extell and Lend Lease, which oversee the project, said that they are cooperating with probers.




Facebook Comments
Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download
Download WordPress Themes
Download Nulled WordPress Themes
Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download
free download udemy course