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Victim removed by S.F.D. Tower Ladder

(Stamford, CT. 09/17/2018) At 1:23 pm a 9-1-1 call reporting that a construction worker had fallen was received by the Emergency Communications Center. The location was a building being demolished at 860 Canal Street in the city’s southend. Stamford Police, Fire, and EMS units were dispatched to the scene and, upon arrival was notified that the victim fell through the roof being demolished landing on the floor below. Paramedics and firefighters scaled the building and began treating the victim. The construction site was cleared of workers by police. A fire department tower ladder was located at the rear of the building and the boom was raised so that the victim could safely be evacuated from the building. The victim, a male age unknown, was packaged in a Stokes basket and removed to the gound in the tower ladder basket. The victim was transferred to an awaiting SEMS ambulance and was transported to Stamford Hospital Emergency Department. A second male victim, with apparently minor injuries, was also transported to the hospital as well. The scene was secured by police and a Stop Work Order was issued by the city building official. OSHA was called to the scene and will be conducting an investigation of the incident. The victim was removed from the building within 41 minutes of the alarm.

Three (3) Official S.F.D. Photos of the rescue are attached to this press release.

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 18-08323
Incident Location: 860 Canal Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Incident Date: 2018-09-17 13:23:00.0

Worker Injured at South End Construction Site

Posted: September 17, 2018
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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