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FDNY personnel at the scene of the accident.

A construction worker who was trapped underneath a 7-ton hammer this morning was freed and taken to the hospital in stable condition, authorities said.

According to the FDNY, the heavy equipment landed on the male construction worker at approximately 10 a.m. on April 5 at a site at 80-25 126th St. in Kew Gardens.

Upon arrival, authorities first worked to stabilize the scene, using ropes, a griphoist and struts to prevent the hammer from falling further and causing more injury.

Once stabilized, paramedics administered medical care to the worker. After personnel dug underneath the hammer, the man, who remained conscious the entire time, was freed and removed from the scene and taken to a nearby hospital.

The entire process took 15 to 20 minutes.

“What you saw take place here that quickly and that efficiently was due to constant training,” FDNY Deputy Chief James DiDomenico said in a statement.


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