Manhattan Bridge painter plunges to his death; second worker also injured in a fall
A worker painting the Manhattan Bridge plummeted to his death, landing on the SW corner of Pike Slip and South Street on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in New York. - Kerry Burke/New York Daily News/TNS

NEW YORK — Two men working on the Manhattan Bridge fell Wednesday afternoon — one plunging 100 feet to his death, officials said. The victim, who was in his 40s, was part of a 10-person crew, all using safety harnesses, who were painting on the Manhattan side of the bridge, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The crew had to unhook and reattach themselves as they changed position, and the man lost his footing in the process, police said. He fell while above land just before 2 p.m., landing by Pike Slip and South Street. The man died on the scene, cops said. “He was down on the ground. It was awful. They...