March 20, 2013

MTA subway worker trapped in tunnel rescued

This cavern will house the 96th Street station of the Second Avenue Subway. On March 19, 2013, a construction worker became stuck in mud at this location and was rescued by fellow workers and FDNY.



Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

This cavern will house the 96th Street station of the Second Avenue Subway. On March 19, 2013, a construction worker became stuck in mud at this location and was rescued by fellow workers and FDNY.Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
NEW YORK — Sources told The New York Times that a construction worker on the Second Avenue New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) project who was stuck in mud up to his waist in a 75-foot-deep tunnel on Tuesday night was freed early Wednesday in a four-hour rescue involving more than 100 emergency workers.

Officials said the worker was conscious and being taken to a hospital. For the full story, click here.

New York Daily News reported that the MTA shut down construction on a stretch of the Second Ave. subway Wednesday because of the near-fatal accident. For the full story, click here.

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