We're receiving reader reports that someone fell through a subway grate on East 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. As Fox first reported:
A worker fell through a subway grate on E. 14th Street in Manhattan Friday morning, said FDNY officials.
It is not clear why the grate, which serves as a ventilation shaft for the subway tunnel below the sidewalk, gave way.
The worker who is in his 60s was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with neck injuries, added EMS officials.
One reader said that it occurred in front of IHOP ... which the report (and photo) by DNAinfo confirms ...
The Times noted that the man was not seriously injured.
The worker DID NOT fall through the grate. He was standing on a ladder beneath the grate and fell.