NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A worker at the Second Avenue Subway site suffered an injury underground and had to be hoisted to safety Wednesday afternoon.
The incident took place at around 4 p.m. at 83rd Street and Second Avenue.
The worker was about 100 feet below ground between two tunnels when a pipe fell on his leg, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
Deputy Fire Chief Anthony De Vita said part of the equipment the worker was using to clean the concrete shoot snapped and hit him in the leg.
Responding EMS and FDNY rescuers had to place the injured worker into a basket and hoist him to the surface with a crane.
The injured worker was taken to New York Hospital. He was listed in serious but stable condition, 1010 WINS’ Hollie Haerr reported.