Saturday, March 24, 2012

Construction Worker Hospitalized After Jobsite Fall

Focus on jobsite safety: A crane worker was hospitalized after he took a nasty fall while erecting a crane in midtown Manhattan on Saturday.

The worker was tightening bolts while erecting the machine in front of an empty lot on Fifth Avenue near East 31st Street, about 5:30 PM when he slipped and fell about 18 feet, injuring his leg Fire Department officials said.

The man, whom officials did not identify, was well enough to call his mother and tell her he was going to be OK, workers at the scene said.

The injured man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was admitted and listed in stable condition.