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.