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Worker Injured After Falling at Sunset Park Nets Facility, Officials Says

By  Kyle Ligman and Aidan Gardiner | July 23, 2015 2:31pm | Updated on July 23, 2015 6:52pm

 A worker was injured at 168 39th St., officials said.
A worker was injured at 168 39th St., officials said.
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SUNSET PARK — A worker was injured after falling 20 feet at a Brooklyn Nets construction site Thursday morning, witnesses and officials said.

The worker was installing a metal roof deck when he fell about 20 feet to a roof on the eight floor of 168 39th St., near Second Avenue, about 7 a.m., according to a team spokesman and Department of Buildings.

The worker — who was wearing a harness, but was not strapped to the building — was unconscious when medical crews took him to Lutheran Medical Center, according to the DOB and FDNY

"He was just laying there and humming," said worker Phil Beck, 20. "It must have been a pretty hard fall, especially on concrete like that."

A Nets spokesman said the worker was expected to survive. 

"The worker sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated. We are currently investigating the cause of the incident," the Nets spokesman said in a statement.

The Gilbane Building Company, which oversees work on the site, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The DOB issued a violation for failure to properly safeguard the worker, according to a spokesman.