A welder had a close call yesterday when he fell down a shaft on the 16th floor of an Upper East Side construction site. Luckily, the Daily News reports that George Saguay "was saved by a tangle of duct work" in the E. 77th Street building. Around 2:30 p.m., he slipped—prompting a co-worker to yell, "Yo, a guy just fell down the chute!" The duct work stopped his fall after four stories and his co-workers tried to reassure him. Firefighters were able to cut through and extract him, taking Saguay to New York-Presbyterian hospital to treat his minor injuries. A colleague observed, "He was really quiet and patient. But you could see the pain on his face."