Sunday, November 16, 2008

Construction worker falls from dangerous worksite

A construction worker was seriously injured Friday when he fell at least 40 feet at the problem-plagued Bank of America tower across from Bryant Park.

The worker, identified only as a 43-year-old man, was installing a wall panel with two other workers on a scaffold when a plank apparently broke, officials said.

Fellow hardhats said he was not wearing a safety harness.

An ambulance rushed the victim from the 54-story, glass-clad building at Sixth Ave. and 42nd St. to St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan.

His condition could not be immediately determined, but witnesses said he was conscious and complaining that he could not feel his legs.

The other two workers were not seriously injured, officials said.

Hardhat badly hurt in 40-ft. fall in midtown

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