Construction Worker Injured by Debris at Greenwich Village Site

By Justin Breen on August 21, 2012 5:12pm 

A construction worker was injured by debris at a Greenwich Village construction site on Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials.
A construction worker was injured by debris at a Greenwich Village construction site on Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials.
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GREENWICH VILLAGE — A worker was injured by debris at a Greenwich Village construction site on Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

Officials said a male worker, believed to be in his 30s, was awake and conscious after the accident, which occurred at 149 W. 13th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

The worker was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Officials had no further details on his injuries.

A truck driver who witnessed the accident said workers at the site were loading wood into the building when a hand truck overturned, spilling wood onto the worker's legs.

Two workers from the Department of Building's Emergency Response Team were at the scene on Tuesday afternoon. A neighbor said "heavy construction" had been happening at the building for the past seven months.

Editor's note: An early version of this story based on inaccurate information from authorities listed the address of this incident as 146 W. 13th St. The correct address was 149 W. 13th, according to the Department of Buildings.

 

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