A man was in serious condition on Thursday after being struck by a piece of plywood that fell from a Manhattan construction site.
Walter Wilkinson, a film company production assistant, was hit by the debris at East 18th Street and Park Avenue South. Wilkinson and a crew were setting up the block to shoot a Mastercard commercial.
A Buildings Department spokeswoman said the plywood that fell was on a scaffold being raised to assist in facade repair. When it arrived at the 12th floor, the spokeswoman said, it became dislodged and toppled over.
Man Seriously Injured By Debris Falling From NYC Construction Site