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.
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.