NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A piece of heavy equipment pinned a construction worker in Queens Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at around 10:15 a.m. at 126th Street near 82nd Avenue in Kew Gardens.

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The worker’s legs were pinned beneath a 7-ton hammer.

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Emergency responders managed to extricate the worker and rushed him to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition.

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It’s not clear what caused the hammer to fall on the worker.