A taxi driver was hospitalized Thursday after a crowbar fell from a 35-story building under construction on Manhattan’s East Side and smashed into the cab’s roof.
According to ABC 7, the incident occurred on Third Avenue near the East 59th Street intersection around 9:15 am.
The crowbar fell from more than 30 floors up and struck the taxi with such force that the vehicle’s roof caved, shattering the windshield and injuring the cabbie.
The taxi driver was transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital for treatment and has since been released.
The accident is under investigation.
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):