Beam Falls, Pins Man at Upper West Side Construction Site: FDNY

Firefighters were trying to free as man who was pinned beneath a steel beam on the Upper West Side Thursday morning. 

Fire officials said that the beam fell on the man at a site on West 86th Street between Columbus and Central Park avenues at about 9 a.m.

Crews were still working to extract him 15 minutes later, and he was going to be taken to Mount Sinai's St. Luke's Hospital. 

His condition was unknown. 

It's unclear what caused the beam to fall. 

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