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Scaffold fall hurts worker in West Babylon

A worker injured in a scaffold fall Thursday morning in West Babylon was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, Suffolk County police said.

Police identified the injured man as Alberto Perez, 33, of Prospect Street, Medford, and said he suffered broken bones and bruising in the fall -- adding that the injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The accident was reported at 8:24 a.m. at a business on Great East Neck Road, police said.

Police said Perez and other workers were erecting the scaffolding when a board flipped, causing him to fall about 25 feet to the ground.

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