QUEENS — A worker was injured after falling down an elevator shaft at a Flushing construction site Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials.
The 23-year-old man plunged down the shaft from the second floor of the five-story building currently under construction at 31-16 Linden Place at about 1:40 p.m., an FDNY spokesman and NYPD spokeswoman said.
He suffered bruising to his neck and leg but was conscious and alert after the fall, according to officials.
The worker was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where he was listed in stable condition.
A worker at a car wash next door said he heard "something like an explosion" when the man fell.
"He had his neck covered in a brace," said the 45-year-old worker, Jose M. "He was bleeding from his neck."