Firefighters conducted a high angle rescue to get the injured worker out of the hole. (Courtesy Newark Public Safety)
By Jessica Mazzola | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
May 03, 2017
NEWARK, NJ -- An electrical company employee suffered serious injuries Tuesday after falling about 30 feet into a vault while working in Newark, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a release.
The worker, an employee of Lighton Industries, fell into an underground electrical vault at about 8 a.m. Tuesday while working at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences campus on Bergen Street.
EMS crews treated the man in the hole, and about 30 firefighters conducted a high-angle rescue to remove the injured man from the hole, Ambrose said.
The rescue involved a belay system and a rescue basket to remove the worker from the vault, he said.
Once out, the man was taken to the hospital.
Lighton and Rutgers spokespeople did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday morning on what work the company was doing on campus, and the circumstances of the man's fall.
Rutgers police and officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration also responded to the scene to assist in the rescue, officials said.
Please allow me to take a moment of your time to introduce Lighton Industries, Inc., general, electrical and mechanical contractors since 1980.
Founded as an electrical contractor in Toms River, New Jersey, our initial dedication and endeavors permitted us to expand and enlarge to encompass the full range of services we now provide.
Our present Toms River, New Jersey complex serves as headquarters for our 100 employees, all of whom strive to continue serving with the same initiative on which we were established. Our proficiency in consultation and/or renovation for federal, state, county, municipalities, and school districts as well as SCC projects has earned us our expert reputation, which is proudly exhibited by our entire staff.
As an equal opportunity employer, Lighton Industries, Inc. has been able to generate broad experience in all aspects of construction, including electrical work, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing and process piping, telecommunications, etc. This continually enables us to complete projects from start to finish in a most timely manner and with the highest regard to the wants, needs, and exacting specifications of our customers.
Our estimators, office staff, and foremen in the field are all talented professionals with many years of experience working as a team. As always, their priority is to get the job done, to the client's complete satisfaction.
We are the company you are looking for.
WE SPECIALIZE IN FEDERAL, STATE & MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS
Expanding from the field of electrical contracting, Lighton Industries Inc. has grown at an impressive rate over the past decade into general contracting. Lighton Industries Inc. has the combined supervisory experience to subcontract additional needs to only the best and most reliable construction artisans. Their project managers have had over twenty years experience in the construction industry. This experience is brought into play in every facet of every construction job.
Founded as an electrical contractor, Lighton Industries Inc. especially prides itself on the excellence of the aspect of their work. Lighton Industries (a union shop) maintains a highly proficient and skilled electrical staff of Foremen and Electricians qualified and skilled even for high voltage and line work. They are totally involved in every way with whatever the electrical needs are for any and all projects, including photo voltaic solar powered systems.
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Building on the experience from apartments, office and industrial buildings heating and cooling needs, Lighton Industries Inc. has established a reputation for excellence in this area of construction demands as well. Examples of this expertise is demonstrated in the extensive HVAC work performed in various Federal prisons as well as school projects for the NJ Schools Construction Corp., a multiple occupant government complex, and the completion of a $3.5 million pilot program for Fort Monmouth, NJ.
TELECOMMUNICATION & DATA SYSTEMS
Since 1985, Lighton Industries Inc. has been at the forefront of the computer age, wiring and installing computer, telecommunication, security and CCTV systems, as well as installing category 5, 6 and fiber optics cabling systems for clients on the county, state and federal levels. Keeping ever mindful of the continuing high technological advances, Lighton Industries has completely computerized its own operations from day-to-day bookkeeping to project estimation. They recently added state-of-the-art software company-wide, enabling them to remain ahead of the times in an ever-changing and challenging world of the future. They bring this foresight to each and every one of their clients computer demands, including design and build systems to our clients needs.