Worker Hurt After Falling Into Hole at Harlem Construction Site
HARLEM — A construction worker was injured Friday after he fell into a 15-foot hole at a construction site on St. Nicholas Avenue, an FDNY spokesman said.
The man, 35, identified only as Peter by his colleagues, was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition after plunging down the pit at 655 St. Nicholas Ave., an old parking garage, about 7:15 a.m., the fire official said.
He had been uncovering a piece of equipment when he tumbled backward, said Joe Nuara, his supervisor.
"He was shaking. He talked something funny," said fellow worker, George Lopez, who added that Pete's back was covered in blood.
Nuara said they will now barricade the many other holes in the site so that similar accidents don't occur in the future.
Nuara said he's worked with Pete for over a decade and said he's "a family guy."
"He's a hardworking kid," he said.