Construction Worker Falls from Crane on Upper West Side, Officials Say

The Patch - May 17, 2017

The worker was taken to the hospital after being rescued by firefighters, an FDNY spokeswoman said. By Brendan Krisel (Patch National Staff) - May 16, 2017 6:05 pm ET

UPPER WEST SIDE, NY — A construction worker has been hospitalized after falling from a crane on an Upper West Side building site, an FDNY spokeswoman told Patch.

The worker fell about 10 feet from the crane, located at West 61st Street and Riverside Boulevard, before landing on a roof of a building under development, the FDNY said. Firefighters responded to the scene around 3:38 p.m. and rescued the worker by lowering him to the ground in a basket, the FDNY told Patch.

The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, the FDNY spokeswoman said. Considering the fall, the spokeswoman told Patch that it was "remarkable" that the man was in stable condition.

The crane is located on the site of planned three building Waterline Square mega-development. The nearly five-acre development will feature three acres of parkland and more than 1,000 luxury apartments. Most units in the three buildings will be rentals, but each of the tower's top units will be luxury condominiums.