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    Chopper 4 Captures Dramatic Trench Rescue in Brooklyn

    Chopper 4 was over the scene was firefighters pulled a trapped worker out of a trench at a Crown Heights construction site. (Published Friday, May 1, 2015)

    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.

    Trapped Worker Rescued From Brooklyn Trench

    [NY] Trapped Worker Rescued From Brooklyn Trench
    Chopper 4 captured the rescue at a construction site on Dean Street in Crown Heights. 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. Sheldon Dutes reports.
    (Published Friday, May 1, 2015)

    An inspector with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was sent to the site.


     

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