Trevor Loftus, owner of a masonry construction company was killed about 11:44 a.m., officials said.
Brookfield Properties completed a 120,000-square-foot concrete platform on the West Side.
Brookfield is using a huge "horizontal crane" to build a platform over Hudson Yards' rail tracks.
James Lomma, who was cleared in a fatal 2008 East Side crane collapse, owned the rig, officials said.
Chefs at Le Parker Meridien hotel built a gingerbread model of the crane knocked down by Hurricane Sandy.
A crane collapsed on West 38th Street on Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.
Bloomberg said the block should be reopened to residents and businesses by Monday night.
The city issued a stop work order after a fire caused a crane in East Harlem to stop working.
A crane crash at the World Trade Center site is the second accident in two days.
James Lomma was acquitted of six charges, including manslaughter, in fatal 2008 UES crane collapse
Cable section of inspection form crossed out by Department of Buildings employee, a report says.
The Coast Guard will restrict all travel beneath the Brooklyn Bridge if winds reach 27 miles per hour.
The cause of a crane crashing into scaffolding on the Brooklyn Bridge is under investigation.
The Brooklyn Bridge was expected to be fully open for rush hour Wednesday following a crane accident.
A boat carrying a crane smashed into scaffolding underneath the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday, officials said.
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