An unidentified 22-year-old construction worker was buried by dirt in the construction site he was working on, as reported by DNAinfo New York. The man was a member of the construction crew that dug below the foundation of a building in the Meatpacking District and made a wooden support structure. As he tried to get out, dirt fell and buried him up to his neck.
When the emergency response team dug him out, he was no longer breathing. He was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead later on. Investigation of the incident is currently ongoing.