Elevator Worker Fatally Electrocuted in Midtown

An elevator worker was fatally electrocuted in a commercial building in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night, the authorities said.

The man, who was 39, was killed at around 9:30 p.m. while working at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd Streets, a Fire Department spokesman said. Among the businesses housed in the building are a Chase bank, a Duane Reade store and Ann Taylor Loft, the women’s clothing store.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

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