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Man Falls 20 Feet From NYU Welcome Center, FDNY Says

By  Lisha Arino and Aidan Gardiner | June 10, 2014 1:46pm | Updated on June 10, 2014 4:11pm

 A man fell from NYU's welcome center and was taken to Bellevue, the FDNY said.
A man fell from NYU's welcome center and was taken to Bellevue, the FDNY said.
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MANHATTAN — A construction worker was hospitalized when he fell 20 feet from scaffolding at New York University's welcome center Tuesday, a school and fire officials said.

The 37-year-old journeyman carpenter, whose name was not immediately released, was at the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th St., when he fell about 11:42 a.m., the FDNY said.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, with a cut to the head and traumatic injuries to his body, the FDNY said.

The carpenter was working for PJP Installers Inc., a subcontractor erecting scaffolding around NYU’s Shimkin Hall, a university spokesman said.

PJP Installers Inc., could not be reached for comment.

The circumstances of the plunge were not immediately clear. NYU is investigating the accident, a spokesman said.

The Department of Buildings did not immediately respond to a request for information.