Paul Kenedy, 43, received severe blunt force trauma to the head and body when a piece of equipment detached from a machine at around 1:20 p.m. local time.
A shackle on the pile drilling machine Kenedy operated snapped off, striking the construction worker in the head and knocking him out. Kenedy was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has yet to release the exact cause of death.
Kenedy worked for Broadway Construction Group, according to media outlets. The construction site is the future location for a 285 room hotel at 61 Bond St.
The follow information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):