MANHATTAN — Three workers were injured, one seriously, after a steel beam fell 12 stories and struck them Tuesday, officials said.
The beam was being hoisted at 688 Broadway near East Fourth Street a little after 11 a.m. when it suddenly plunged, striking the sidewalk shed and then falling to the ground floor where the workers were, a Department of Buildings spokesman said.
The worker who was seriously injured was taken to Bellevue Hospital, an FDNY spokeswoman said.
It was not immediately clear if the other two workers were taken to a different hospital or treated at the scene and released.
A full stop work order was issued for the site as well as five violations, including for failure to safeguard persons or property affected by construction operation, the DOB spokesman added.
The building owner is listed as Downtown RE Holdings, LLC, according to DOB records.