A giant drill bit narrowly missed drilling right through a packed subway car in Queens Thursday morning.
The machinery, being used for the East Side Access project, was being operated by a contractor above ground near the 21st St. Station in Long Island City.
The drill bit, measuring 10 inches in diameter, broke through the tunnel’s roof at about 11:45 a.m., grazing the top and side of an ‘F’ train with approximately 800 people aboard, according to the MTA.
No one was injured, and passengers were led to the station via a relief train.
Construction work has since been suspended in the area pending an investigation by the MTA.