A construction worker has been hospitalized after falling down an elevator shaft in Manhattan this morning.Fire officials say the man fell from the first floor of a Hells Kitchen building into the elevator pit. They say the doors opened, but the elevator was not there.The man fell about 25 to 30 feet.Saint Vincent paramedics treated and transported the construction worker to Saint Vincent's Hospital.

FDNY rescues Brooklyn child's head from fence jam with Jaws of Life
Firefighters receive state-of-the-art training to battle raging infernos, dangerous building collapses and even terrifying terrorist attacks.

But sometimes it's just as rewarding to rescue a 2-year-old Brooklyn boy who got his head wedged in a metal park fence.

Precocious toddler Leon Stanley's unexpected adventure began just after 11:30 a.m. when he and his father went for a walk near their Red Hook home.

Enjoying the sunshine, the pair strolled along Van Brunt St. toward Mother Cabrini Park. Stanley, 38, turned his head for a moment and suddenly heard his son cry out.

"It all happened so fast," the dad said.

"We were just walking in the park, and the next thing you know, there he was, crying, his head stuck."

Leon had crouched in front of the fence and placed his head in the 8-inch gap between its bars, his father said.

Not realizing the gap narrowed near the top, the boy quickly stood up, jamming his head.

"He was a little excited, a little upset," said his father, a carpenter. "He tried to move but was stuck."

As Stanley tried to keep Leon calm, a woman rushed over and called 911. Engine 202 responded minutes later.