At least one person is dead after a construction accident involving a crane at a building in Midtown East today. According to FDNY, the incident happened around 11:45 a.m. at 219 East 44th Street near 2nd Avenue. One person has been reported DOA at the location.

An FDNY spokesperson declined to say what caused the fatality. NY Yimby reported that the building has been under construction since last year—an Even Hotel is slated to go up there.

Update 12:45 p.m.: Officials tell us the accident was due to a mechanism malfunction involving the crane. The male who was found dead at the scene hasn't been ID'd yet; officials are trying to determine whether he was a construction worker. The scene is now under control.