HACKENSACK, NJ – A 49-year-old Elizabeth man was taken to the hospital Friday morning after falling from a parking garage that is under construction in Hackensack.
Police Capt. Darrin Dewitt said shortly after 7:30 a.m. the man was on the second level of the structure at 150 Main Street when he fell through a hole and landed on the concrete floor, approximately 50 feet below.
"The hole had been previously covered with plywood, which, according to anonynous sources on scene, was moved for legitimate construction reasons but not properly marked," the captain said.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also responded to the scene to launch an investigation into the incident, according to Dewitt.
The worker sustained injuries to his back, neck and head, which, Dewitt said, appear to be non-life threatening.
At the construction site - 150-170 Main Street - crews are building a high-rise mixed use development, which is part of the ciy's overall efforts to redevelop 160 acres of the downtown district.