The day after thousands of workers gathered to mourn the loss of the 13 workers killed in NYC construction accidents this year, another worker was critically injured. This time, a steel worker fell 25 feet from a building in Manhattan. The man, 28, was trying to move a 20-foot I-beam into place when he slipped and fell from the buildling's second story. The cause of the accident is unclear, but other workers are saying that the early morning rain was making the steel slippery.
The worker was wearing a safety helmet, which was fractured in the fall, and was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he underwent three hours of emergency surgery.