- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker died after a 10-story fall from the roof of a midtown Manhattan office building.

Authorities say the man landed on scaffolding about 25 feet above the sidewalk on the south side of West 33rd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues. It happened about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Police diverted traffic from the street. Detectives were investigating the cause of the fall. Some were seen peering out at the scaffolding from a second-floor window.

The area is home to several major construction zones, including two projects involving development over nearby rail tracks.

A fire department spokesman says another person was taken to Bellevue Hospital complaining of chest pains.

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