A building undergoing demolition work on West 38th Street partially collapsed late Friday morning, according to the FDNY, killing one construction worker and trapping another in rubble.
That person was pulled from the wreckage hours later, and is expected to surivive, officials said. The body of the man who was killed remained in the rubble, officials said, because the structure was dangerous.
The FDNY responded to a call at 10:28 a.m., sending 12 units and 65 personnel to 25 W. 38 St. in Midtown.
The cause of the collapse was under investigation, officials said.
Surrounding streets were closed off. Officials said the collapse didn't impact subway service.