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Construction Worker Injured After Being Shocked by Electric Wire, NYPD Says

By Maya Rajamani | April 7, 2017 4:34pm | Updated on April 9, 2017 10:13pm

HELL’S KITCHEN — A construction worker was in critical condition after being shocked when the jackhammer he was using struck an electric wire, the NYPD said.

The victim, who was in his 20s, was working at a construction site in the vicinity of 694 10th Ave., near West 48th Street, around 2:30 p.m. Thursday when his jackhammer struck the wire, police and the FDNY said.

He was transported to Mount Sinai West in critical condition, an FDNY spokeswoman said.

Police didn’t have updated information on his condition Friday afternoon.

The city's Department of Buildings received a complaint about the incident Thursday, but a Friday inspection checking for exposed or defective electrical wiring found the complaint didn’t warrant a violation, records show.

The DOB doesn’t have jurisdiction over the incident, as it was a “utility incident,” records show.