A construction worker suffered serious injuries after he fell four stories and was impaled by a metal bar, DNA Info reports.
The incident happened near Union Square at 34 W. 17th St. around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, when the unidentified 34-year-old construction worker fell down an elevator shaft while installing drywall.
Witnesses told DNA the man was impaled by three pieces of metal that punctured his torso, thigh and groin.
"He wasn't even touching the floor. The rebar was holding him a foot off the ground," witness James Apolito told DNA. "He was conscious. He was moaning. It was shocking. It was bad.”
"I kept trying to tell him not to move. We were getting materials to support him,” Apolito added.
When emergency crews arrived and were finally able to remove the worker from the scene, he reportedly had a piece of metal sticking out of him as he was taken away on a stretcher.
DNA reports the man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he is in stable condition.
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