NYC Construction Worker Dies After Fall in Queens Elevator Shaft

By Thomas Tracy and Bill Sanderson, NY Daily News

A construction worker died Saturday after falling four stories at a construction site in Long Island City, Queens, authorities said.

Diego Lliguicota, 32, of Maspeth, fell from the sixth floor to the second floor of an building under construction at 45-18 Court Square.

Preliminary reports said Lliguicota fell down an elevator shaft at about 9:30 a.m. He was rushed to Mt. Sinai Queens, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The city Department of Buildings issued a full stop work order on the site while it investigated the incident.

“If we find that safety rules were ignored, we will hold those responsible to account,” said Buildings spokesman Andrew Rudansky.

The structure at 45-18 Court Square is being rebuilt and expanded, and reportedly will include office and laboratory space.

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