Construction mishap injures Worker on Second Ave. Subway Project, Leads to Crane-Assisted Rescue

NY Daily News – August 21, 2014

by Kerry Burke, Pete Donohue

A construction worker at the Second Ave. Subway project broke a leg in a subterranean mishap Wednesday and had to be lifted by crane 100 feet to street level, officials said. The worker was cleaning a concrete-pouring machine when a piece of cleaning equipment flew off and pinned him to the ground at about 3:30 p.m., according to FDNY Chief Anthony Devita said.

It took roughly 60 firefighters and the crane operator about an hour to bring the man up to street level near E. 83rd St. Last year it took four hours to rescue a worker who got stuck in mud during the long-anticipated subway project.

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