Worker Falls Down Hole at JFK Airport

By Paul DeBenedetto on July 25, 2012 11:19am 

An aerial view of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on April 15, 2011.
An aerial view of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on April 15, 2011.
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QUEENS — A construction worker fell 12 feet down a hole at JFK Airport on Wednesday, officials said.

According to a Port Authority spokesman, the worker was at taxiway C-D, near the JetBlue hangar, when he tumbled into the hole around 8:45 a.m.

The construction crew was installing a water system to be used for fire suppression, the spokesman said.

The worker was complaining of neck and back pain, the spokesman said, and was taken to Jamaica Hospital for evaluation.

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