Man Falls Head First Into Basement Sump Pump

By Jess Wisloski on August 10, 2012 11:31am 

A man was transported using a backboard on August 10, after he plunged head-first into a four-foot deep sump pump hole in the Bronx.
A man was transported using a backboard on August 10, after he plunged head-first into a four-foot deep sump pump hole in the Bronx.
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THE BRONX — A man fell head first into a deep basement sump pump Friday, fire officials said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, had been working in the basement of a home at East 227th Street when he plunged head-first into a four-foot deep hole at 9:56 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

The FDNY freed the man after someone called to report the incident from a cell phone, officials said. He was transported on a backboard after rescuers realized he had suffered from head trauma, said a fire spokesman.

The man was sent to Jacobi Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known, officials said.

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