MANHATTAN — A worker died after plummeting 24 stories down an elevator shaft into the cellar of a construction site for a 29-story luxury hotel building, officials said.
The man, whose name and age were not immediately released, fell about 12:40 p.m. at 301 W. 46th St., near Eighth Avenue — the site of the future Riu Hotel, officials said.
He was pulled from the shaft about 1 p.m. and was bleeding from the face.
He was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital at 1:26 p.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said.
The work site was previously cited when a worker fell from the fifth to the second floor during demolition of the building in July 2013, Department of Buildings records show.
“The floor is collapsing while the work is being done,” the complaint said.
DOB officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Spanish-owned hotel is designed by Berg and Flynn Architecture and is being being built by the Rinaldi Group.
“The Rinaldi Group is incredibly saddened by this horrible accident and our prayers are with the family,” officials at the company said.
The building’s owner, Pinapple Developments, did not immediately responded to requests for comment.
Police were investigating the man’s death, a spokeswoman said