Construction Worker Dies in Fall at Astoria Building Site

By Aidan Gardiner and Julie Shapiro  on January 24, 2013 5:22pm  | Updated on January 24, 2013 8:08pm

ASTORIA — A construction worker died Thursday afternoon after falling 12 feet at an Astoria building site, officials said.

The worker, who was not immediately identified, fell through a hole in the floor at a construction site at 45-11 Broadway, near 46th Street, about 3:15 p.m., the FDNY said.

He suffered serious injuries to his head and went into cardiac arrest, the FDNY said.

He was rushed to Mount Sinai Queens, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Amile Zouten, 36, was eating in a restaurant nearby when a woman rushed in and screamed that a construction worker had fallen and was bleeding badly.

Zouten said he rushed out and saw emergency responders doing CPR on the worker as they loaded him into an ambulance.

"His head was covered in blood," Zouten said. "They tried to revive him. It's sad."

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