A 59-year-old man fell to his death at the sprawling Domino construction site on Williamsburg's Southside this morning. The partially completed building at 325 Kent Avenue, which takes up an entire block between South Third Street and South Fourth Street, is the first of several residential and mixed-use buildings being developed at the old Domino Sugar Factory site on the Williamsburg waterfront.

The NYPD says officers responded to the scene shortly after 8 a.m., where they found the unidentified man with head trauma. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where "he succumbed to his injuries," police say.

The cause of death has not been officially determined, but a spokesman for Two Trees, the project's developer, said in a statement, "A construction worker installing a facade at 325 Kent Avenue fell this morning and was killed. We are overwhelmed with grief by this tragic accident and extend our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues. All work has stopped on the site and we are working closely with the City to determine the cause of the accident."

According to the city Buildings Department website, a contractor at the site was fined $1,000 in May for failing to provide overhead walkway protection. The contractor was also cited for failure to provide overhead protection for a backyard, and fined $500. Other violations, from June and July, include fines for uncovered holes in staircases and not having a safety manager present. According to city records, those fines have not yet been paid.

The contractor, which is a Two Trees subsidiary, has three additional open violations stemming from September and November inspections for endangering workers, lacking a rigger's license, and failing to address previous violations.

UPDATE: Asked about the DOB violations, Two Trees issued this statement: "We take all violations extremely seriously and have aggressively moved to resolve them, all of which are typical of a construction project of this size, with close oversight and cooperation from DOB. None of the violations are related to today’s tragic accident."