Monday, June 20, 2011

An ambulance at the Atlantic Yards site; worker injury described by ESDC as "slight"

An ambulance was spotted this morning at the Atlantic Yards site at about 8:40.

"There was a slight injury," reported Empire State Development Corporation spokesman Warner Johnston in response to my query. "A backhoe operator (substitute for today) for subcontractor to Transit Connection contractor bumped his head on window shield while going over rocky ground. Apparently cut his forehead and there was bleeding –ambulance called. Individual was able to walk to ambulance under own power."

(Photo by Raul Rothblatt)

In April, the arena site was chosen by the city Department of Buildings (DOB) to illustrate the importance of Construction Safety Week not because it's been the site of major problems but rather as a site where there's been good communication between workers/managers and the DOB.

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