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.
"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.