LOWER MANHATTAN — An ironworker at the World Trade Center site fell and cut his head early Tuesday morning, Port Authority officials said.
The 27-year-old worker was standing on scaffolding and demolishing temporary steel supports that hold up the No. 1 subway line, which runs through the middle of the World Trade Center site, when he lost his balance about 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said.
Because the worker was wearing a safety harness, he only fell about 5 feet, but as he tumbled he struck his head against a hard object, Coleman said. He was about 30 feet below street level at the time.
The worker was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center with a head laceration, officials said.
"We're currently investigating," Coleman said.