Mars Bar Worker Injured Yesterday Is OK

IMG_0551Stephen Rex Brown Workers were back at the Mars Bar site today.

The worker injured by falling rubble yesterday at Mars Bar is at home and doing well, the superintendent of the construction site said today.

IMG_2984Stephen Rex Brown An overhead view of the demolition, taken yesterday.

“He’s good, back at home. He has a few days off,” said the superintendent, who did not wish to give his name.

Another worker shoveling rubble into a dumpster said that his fellow laborer had not broken his leg, as had been rumored yesterday. The worker also did not want to give his name.

A Department of Buildings spokeswoman noted that a stop work order had been issued for hazardous conditions at the site. The order also reports that a 16-by-20-foot section of ceiling collapsed on the worker, causing the injury. Previous complaints, some of which were filed by a neighbor, were investigated and no violations were issued, the spokeswoman added.

The work site must be deemed safe by the city Environmental Control Board before the stop work order can be lifted. The date of that hearing was not immediately available.