9 Hurt In Carbon Monoxide Incident At Manhattan Construction Site

Carbon Monoxide Incident
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — At least nine people were hurt in a carbon monoxide incident at a Manhattan construction site Tuesday.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. at a site on East 29th Street in the Flatiron District.

The FDNY says generators were running inside a confined space and workers had to be rescued. 

#FDNY members are operating on scene of a construction site at 30 E. 29 St. in Manhattan with reports of a carbon monoxide incident. There are currently nine patients at the scene, all injuries are non-life-threatening. FDNY operations continue.

— FDNY (@FDNY) February 5, 2019

Five workers sustained minor injuries, while four others were in serious condition, according to FDNY. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

#FDNY members continue to operate to remove workers from the scene of a construction site at 30 E. 29 St. in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/fUFmpCDEQb

— FDNY (@FDNY) February 5, 2019

Officials said several workers were trapped and video from the scene showed several victims being lifted out on stretchers.

Chief of Special Operations John Esposito said the rescue was a matter of rope and brute strength. 

"We connect some ropes and some hardware to that, and we're able to put the patients in a basket and haul them up," Esposito said. 

The Department of Buildings is investigating.