NEW YORK - A construction worker is dead after being struck by a piece of scaffolding.

The Buildings Department responded to the 13-story structure located at 524 Riverside Drive in Morningside Heights.

Fire officials say the worker, identified as Angel Ezpinoza, 28, of Staten Island, was taken to a hospital with a severe head injury where he was pronounced dead.

The building has five prior construction violations, which have all been resolved.

An investigation is ongoing.