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Falling Drywall Seriously Hurts Worker in Luxury TriBeCa Condo, FDNY Says

By  Gwynne Hogan and Aidan Gardiner | February 24, 2015 2:16pm 

 The man was hurt in a construction accident at 60 Beach St., officials said.
The man was hurt in a construction accident at 60 Beach St., officials said.
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MANHATTAN — A falling piece of drywall seriously injured a construction worker inside a luxury TriBeCa apartment building Tuesday afternoon, workers and officials said.

The worker, whose name and age were not immediately released, was trying to unload a sheet of drywall from a stack inside a sixth-floor apartment at 60 Beach St., near Hudson Street, about 11:22 a.m., when three sheets toppled onto him, according to the construction site's manager and an FDNY spokesman.

Three people hoisted the sheets off of him, said the manager who would not give his name.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, an FDNY spokesman said.

The head of the worker's construction company, Noranda Special Projects, said he did not have information about the accident.

The Beach Street building, where a penthouse apartment is selling for $6.5 million, features a pet spa, children's playroom, gym and roof terrace, according to property listings.