HUDSON YARDS — A sick construction worker was rescued from the 21st story of the Hudson Yards development site Thursday morning, according to the FDNY.
Emergency responders rescued the unidentified worker from the high rise at the Hudson Yards construction site near West 33rd Street and 11th Avenue around 9:50 a.m., according to FDNY.
The worker is believed to have had a medical emergency that was not related to construction, according to a source familiar with the incident.
The worker was placed in a Stokes basket — a stretcher specially designed for rescues — and transported first to the ground and then to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition, said the FDNY.
The building where the construction worker was injured is part of the multi-million-dollar Hudson Yards development project that surrounds the 34th Street-Hudson Yards 7 train station and neighbors the Jacob Javits Center.
Representatives from construction company on site did not immediately respond to a request for comment.