By Sabina Mollot
A construction worker was injured after falling at the Asser Levy Recreation Center on Thursday morning and taken to Bellevue Hospital.
The fall happened at about 8:30 a.m. and The Department of Buildings later issued a partial stop work order at the site.
Notes in the stop work order said the worker fell two stories from the roof to the sidewalk, sustaining “moderate injuries,” citing an Office of Emergency Management report. However, a spokesperson for the DOB told Town & Village the fall was from a second level of a supported scaffold to the base of the scaffold. A complaint entered on the DOB site said the worker fell 10-15 feet and had pain in his shoulder and was unable to move.
A spokesperson for the department said the workers were doing minor façade repairs, which don’t require a permit.