A construction worker was hospitalized with serious injuries Monday while laying concrete at the site of the future Williamsburg Whole Foods.
The worker was on site at 238 Bedford Avenue when he fell into an open pit just after 11:30 a.m., badly injuring his shoulder, an FDNY spokesperson said. (DNAinfo, however, reports that the worker was hit with a hose.) He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition.
The Department of Buildings has reportedly issued several violations to the site's contractor, Harco Consultants Corp., including failure to safeguard all persons and property affected by construction operations and failure to provide protection around all floor and perimeter openings.
Upon completion, the massive, 150,000 square foot complex will occupy the entire block from Bedford Avenue to Berry Street at North 4th. In addition to the sprawling Whole Foods, the building will also contain luxury rental apartments and a New York Sports Club.