A construction worker fell to his death from scaffolding at a construction site in Midtown Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities say the worker fell about 20 feet and landed on a ramp leading to the skyway, which was closed at the time. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, and the worker’s name was not released.
The man was outside trying to determine why the house had lost power when he touched a live grounding wire.
The worker was pulled out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and is being treated for various injuries including hypothermia.
There were some tense moments, but early Wednesday morning firefighters finally pulled a trapped Second Avenue Subway construction project worker out of the mud and to safety.
A New York City police officer was arrested early Monday, reportedly on charges that he pulled a gun on a construction worker.
The incident happened shortly after 11 a.m. Monday on West 62nd Street at the site for the university’s new law school and residence hall, the school said in a statement.
Jedrek Dennis was charged with burglary and possession of a controlled substance after a search revealed he was carrying a cigarette box with prescription muscle relaxants inside.
The accident occurred at 9:35 a.m. on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. Emergency crews arrived on the scene a minute later and transported all the victims to Elmhurst Hospital.