Man Falls Head First Into Basement Sump Pump
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.