By David Brann, Trevor Kapp and Wil Cruz
MIDTOWN — A construction worker was injured Wednesday when a beam fell on him on at the 7 train-extension site at West 33rd St., officials said.
The worker, who was not identified, was injured after being struck in the shoulder about 11:30 a.m. at the construction site near 11th Avenue, an FDNY spokesman said.
The worker, who was alert and conscious, was struck by the piece of metal on the arm and shoulder, fire officials said. He was taken to Roosevelt Hospital in stable condition, they said.
"It wasn't big," said one worker. "He was taken to the hospital just as a precaution. There were no broken bones or nothing like that."
Another worker said danger on sites is part of the job.
"Accidents happen...on the street, on the sidewalk, on construction sites," the worker said.
It was unclear how the piece of metal fell.
The contractor at the site is Long Island-based Scalamandre/Oliveira. The company did not immediately return a call seeking comment.