Man Seriously Injured in Fall at Luxury Condo Construction Site

By Ben Fractenberg and Nikhita Venugopal  on May 21, 2013 3:27pm  | Updated on May 21, 2013 5:03pm

 A man fell into 25-foot-deep hole, suffering multiple broken bones Tuesday afternoon at 150 Charles St., officials said.
A man fell into 25-foot-deep hole, suffering multiple broken bones Tuesday afternoon at 150 Charles St., officials said.
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WEST VILLAGE — A man fell into a 25-foot hole at a West Village luxury condo construction site Tuesday afternoon and suffered multiple broken bones, the FDNY said.

Responders rushed to 150 Charles St. about 2 p.m. and removed the victim from the hole, the FDNY said. He was taken to New York Downtown Hospital in stable condition, the FDNY said.

The victim was a construction worker, according to another worker on the scene.

A controversial 16-story condo building by developer The Witkoff Group is rising on the site. Witkoff announced $557 million in sales in the development's first month on the market, DNAinfo New York reported in March.

West Village residents sued The Witkoff Group in August 2012, arguing that the developer had violated zoning rules by presenting the plan as a conversion of a storage space rather than the ground-up construction of a new building, The Real Deal reported. 

While the suit was reportedly dropped, the plaintiffs were still looking to the city's Board to Standards and Appeals for help to press forward with their claim, according to reports.

The Witkoff Group did not respond to requests for comment.

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