Construction worker seriously injured in fall at Brooklyn subway station, FDNY says

Construction worker seriously injured in fall at Brooklyn subway station, FDNY says

The worker was rescued and taken to NYU Langone Hospital — Brooklyn with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to the fire official.

A construction worker working on the supports for the R train line on Fourth Avenue and 53rd Street fell through a hole and onto the tracks below, officials said Wednesday.
A construction worker working on the supports for the R train line on Fourth Avenue and 53rd Street fell through a hole and onto the tracks below, officials said Wednesday. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A construction worker employed by a contractor was seriously injured Wednesday in an incident at a Brooklyn subway station that snarled service on the D, N and R lines, according to fire officials and the MTA.

The FDNY received a call about a worker who fell onto the tracks at the 53rd Street subway station in Sunset Park around 1:38 p.m., a fire official said. The MTA said he fell from a scaffolding on the express track, which is not in service.

The unidentified worker was rescued by first responders and taken to NYU Langone Hospital — Brooklyn with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to the fire official.

The incident caused delays on the D, N and R lines, the MTA said. Brooklyn-bound commuters at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, however, were told that the power was killed and that there was an express train stopped in the tunnel before 36th Street.

Brooklyn-bound D, N and R train service from the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center was delayed because of a person on the tracks at 53rd Street on Wednesday, the MTA said.
Brooklyn-bound D, N and R train service from the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center was delayed because of a person on the tracks at 53rd Street on Wednesday, the MTA said. Photo Credit: Dave Califano

Regular service resumed around 2:20 p.m., the MTA said.

Lauren Cook