Man Killed in 10-Story Fall at NYC Construction Site

NEW YORK (AP) -

Authorities say a man has been killed in a 10-story fall while working at a construction site on Manhattan’s West Side.

The New York Police Department tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that Roger Vail, of Montgomery in Orange County, was on a platform on the 16th floor of a building at Ninth Avenue and West 33rd Street when the platform collapsed around 6:40 p.m. Monday.

Police say Vail landed on the building’s sixth floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Daily News reports Vail was a surveyor who was hired to do work at the massive Hudson Yards redevelopment project.

Friends say he was a 62-year-old Middletown native known for drumming in local bands over the past 30 years.