A bucket full of wet concrete careened into scaffolding at the Trump SoHo construction site this afternoon, killing one worker, seriously injuring another and sending debris flying 40 stories to the street below the future luxury hotel-condo.
"It sounded like an explosion," said Tiffany, a 22-year-old administrative assistant, who was working in an office near the accident scene at 246 Spring Street.
"I looked out of the window and saw tons of cement falling ... It probably fell for a few minutes."
Construction workers and authorities said the bucket, which was being hoisted by a crane near the 41st floor, fell into some scaffolding supporting near the top of the building at about 1:55 p.m. The bucket and the scaffolding then fell onto one nearby worker, a married dad from the Ukraine named Yuri, who plummeted 30 feet to his death.