By Sonja Sharp and Amy Zimmer
LOWER MANHATTAN — A construction worker fell about 20 feet from a scaffold at the World Trade Center site Monday, the FDNY said.
The worker, who was not identified, was working on Silverstein Properties' Tower 3 when he fell at about 2:15 p.m., according to the FDNY and sources.
The worker was taken to Bellevue, fire officials said. His condition was not immediately known.
A worker at the site who asked not to be identified said the victim was a member of a cement and concrete workers union.
"I saw him going up," said another worker, who claimed the victim slipped on a wood plank before falling. "He was laughing with the EMT, so I don't think he's hurt too bad."
The massive construction project has seen other accidents.
A worker at One World Trade Center was hospitalized in July when a piece of metal at the site fell onto his leg. Fire officials had said he was taken to Bellevue with minor injuries.
Another construction worker at One World Trade Center was injured in May when he was hit in the chest with equipment at the World Trade Center site Saturday afternoon, officials said. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in unknown condition.
Also, in May, a 14-year-old walking down Liberty Street was struck by a 4-foot steel rod plumming from the 13th floor of 4 World Trade Center. He didn't suffer any broken bones or permanent injuries, officials said.