Man survives after falling 5 stories, being impaled by steel bar

Man Survives After Falling 5 Stories, Being Impaled On Steel Bar

MANHATTAN (WPIX) -- A man fell about five stories at a Manhattan construction site Monday morning and was impaled by multiple pieces of steel, fire officials said.

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The accident happened at a work site at 34 W. 17th St., officials said. The call came in about 8:25 a.m.

He tumbled about five stories into the basement level of the site. The man, who was not identified, suffered serious injuries.

Fire officials said he was impaled by multiple pieces of rebar and taken to a hospital while conscious, but in serious but stable condition.

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