Three suffer broken legs after accident at metal works

Steeling his nerves: A steel plate fell off a truck, seriously injuring this man and two others.
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Oh the iron knee!

Three metalworkers went to the hospital with broken legs after a steel plate fell off a truck at a Greenwood Heights ironworks on May 9.

The errant ferrous slab came crashing down a little after 8 am at the facility on 21st Street near Third Avenue, Fire Department officials said.

All three victims had broken legs, according to a photographer who spoke to paramedics on the scene.

Emergency responders took the men to Lutheran Medical Center in serious but stable condition, a department spokeswoman said.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Kenny from South Brooklyn says:
3 broken legs and a bad joke by Max? This day sucks now...Those were my co-workers.
May 10, 2016, 1:22 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I have to say (if a may) that I agree with the comment above. With 3 persons now missing from the work force, I would imagine they'll really need to hop to it in order to finish this task. Pardon the interruption.
John Wasserman
May 10, 2016, 2:44 pm

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