Worker Injured at Second Avenue Subway Construction Site, FDNY Says

By Ben Fractenberg and Sybile Penhirin  on August 20, 2014 4:39pm  | Updated on August 20, 2014 5:08pm

 A construction worker was injured on the Second Avenue subway project Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
A construction worker was injured on the Second Avenue subway project Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A construction worker was rescued from a 100-foot-deep Second Avenue Subway tunnel after suffering a leg injury Wednesday afternoon, according to the FDNY.

The worker was hurt about 3:30 p.m. near Second Avenue and 83rd Street when a pipe from a concrete pouring machine struck him in his left leg, FDNY and MTA spokesmen said.

Emergency responders used a crane to hoist him out of a pit within about a half-hour, officials said.

“He had a deformity to his left leg and he was in a lot of pain," FDNY Capt. Paul Miano from the HAZ-TAC Battalion said at the scene. “But he was alert. We gave him medicine to reduce his pain." 

He was taken to New York Presbyterian Cornell Weill Hospital in stable condition, the FDNY spokesman said.

More than a year ago, another worker got stuck in the mud while working underground on the subway line at 94th Street. It took about four hours to free him.

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