[UPDATE BELOW] A man is in critical condition this afternoon after falling from a scaffolding at an NYU building in Greenwich Village

An FDNY spokesperson says the unidentified man, who is presumably a worker at the site, fell at approximately 11 a.m. this morning while atop scaffolding at 19 University Place near East 8th Street; the Daily News reports the building is owned by NYU.

Authorities are still investigating the incident, but reports say the worker fell down six stories onto an adjacent roof. He was transported to Bellevue in critical condition.

Update 2:16 p.m.: Philip Lentz, NYU's director of public affairs, tells us the construction worker has died. The university has since put out the following statement:

An employee for D.P. Consulting Corp. working on a construction project at 19 University Place, NYU’s Languages and Literature Building, apparently fell and suffered fatal injuries this morning. NYU immediately shut down the construction site, where façade work was underway. The University has also shut down all façade work at the University to ensure that our contractors are in compliance with their safety plans. NYU prides itself on its excellent safety record and will cooperate with any government investigation of this tragic incident. Our deepest sympathies go out to the worker’s family.

According to NYU's website, construction on 19 University Place's facade was scheduled to be completed by October 1st, but completion has been pushed back to December 2013.