A swarm of firefighters and emergency personnel hoisted a worker out of a trench after he fell in and got trapped at a Brooklyn construction site Friday.
The worker, who emerged strapped to an orange stretcher in a green sweatshirt and work boots as firefighters hoisted him from the bit, was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Chopper 4 captured an extensive emergency presence at the construction site on Dean Street in Crown Heights after the emergency call around 9 a.m. About two dozen firefighters crowded around the trench, maneuvering stretchers, ropes and other pieces of equipment.
Paramedics tended to the man as soon as he was pulled from the trench; an assembly line of firefighters passed the stretcher over the lip of the trench and over a series of cement blockades at the construction site to get the man to an ambulance.
An inspector with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was sent to the site.