2008_04_e66.jpgA construction worker at an East 67th Street condominium construction site fell to his death this morning. The worker had been installing windows at the 23rd floor, and he fell onto a 14th floor balcony.

Buildings Department Commissioner Patricia Lancaster issued a statement saying, "It appears the nylon safety strap connecting the worker to the building failed. As part of our investigation, our team is now auditing the method the crews used to install the safety straps throughout the building."

However, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is upset, because the site for upscale condo The Laurel has 38 violations, "including 36 "Grade A" violations, which are the most hazardous." See the Buildings Dept.'s info on the site at 400 East 67th Street.

Last month, a construction crane collapsed on East 51st Street, apparently because a nylon strap broke.