Worker injured after falling down hole at construction site in Queens

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Thursday, April 7, 2022
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A worker was critically hurt after falling down an elevator shaft at a building in the Ridgewood section of Queens.

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- A worker was critically hurt after falling down a 20-foot hole at a construction site in Queens Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. at a building located at 350 St. Nicholas Avenue in the Ridgewood section.

A preliminary investigation by the Department of Buildings found that a construction worker on the first floor of the site, was moving a plywood board when they slipped and fell down a hole approximately 20 feet into the basement below.

Firefighters removed the worker and took them to Wyckoff Hospital in critical condition.

The buildings department is on the scene and their investigation is ongoing.

No further details have been given so far.

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