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Worker at Anthony Bourdain's Food Market Injured by Elevator, Officials Say

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | June 7, 2017 11:05am 

 The elevator pinned the worker against a wall at Pier 57 where the chef plans to open a market, police said.
The elevator pinned the worker against a wall at Pier 57 where the chef plans to open a market, police said.
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CHELSEA — A worker suffered life-threatening injuries when an malfunctioning elevator pinned him against a wall at Pier 57, where star chef Anthony Bourdain hopes to open an international food market, officials said.

The worker, whose name and age weren't immediately released, was traveling on a construction elevator outside of the pier at 29 11th Ave., near West 15th Street, when the elevator abruptly broke and ejected him before pinning him against a wall at 9:22 p.m., according to FDNY and NYPD officials.

FDNY crews were able to free him and bring him to Bellevue where he's listed in critical condition, officials said. 

The Department of Buildings dispatched its investigators to the scene, but didn't have further information as of Wednesday morning, a spokesman said. 

"Our thoughts are with the worker and his family," said James Yolles, a spokesman for the Hudson River Park Trust, which owns the property.

The pier is undergoing a massive $350 million overhaul that'll include 480,000 square feet for offices, retail and markets like Bourdain's, which is slated to feature food from around the world and open in 2019.

Officials with RXR Realty, Youngwoo & Associates and Hunter Roberts Construction Group, all of whom operate at the site, did not immediately return a request for comment.