The construction worker was standing on a flatbed as metal beams were being loaded onto the truck. At around 8:00 a.m. local time, the man was struck in the head with one of the metal beams, knocking him out and sending him to the ground.
When the police arrived, the man was unconscious and unresponsive, reports the New York Daily News.
The incident occurred at a construction site at 2 Bloomfield St. near the Hudson River.
The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital with severe head trauma, and according to the New York Daily News, he is currently in critical condition.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).