The FDNY rescued a construction worker after he became trapped in a collapsed Kew Gardens trench.
He was partially buried in the trench, which was 25 feet below the surface. Fire officials had to secure an unstable crane at the site before they could free the worker, an FDNY spokesperson said.
The collapse occurred around 4:30 p.m. at 83rd Avenue near Abingdon Road on Tuesday, June 18.
About two hours later, the FDNY freed the man. Con Edison also used a backhoe to assist in the rescue.
The worker was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, said the FDNY.
According to reports, construction work was underway at the site during Tuesday’s accident even though a stop-work order was in effect. The Department of Buildings is investigating.
- 650 workers escape police academy fire without injury
- Building collapses in Woodhaven
- Truck fire, explosion shuts down Queensboro Bridge