The worker was pulled out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and is being treated for various injuries including hypothermia.
Blasting had been halted following an Aug. 21 incident that spewed debris, blew out windows and rattled some Upper East Siders’ nerves. All blasting projects for the subway project will now be subject to more scrutiny and protections, the MTA said.
Construction workers were blasting through rock to create an escalator for the Second Avenue subway when two 1,800-pound steel plates were lifted into the air, allowing debris to rain onto the street.
Upper East Side residents sat through the nearly hour and a half presentation at Hunter College in which the MTA reiterated claims it made last week — that there was no danger to public health.
The protesters, facing reduced foot traffic due to potential patrons avoiding construction, said it wasn’t enough for the MTA to promise what they called superficial improvements.
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