Bayonne firefighters rescued an injured construction worker who was trapped in a manhole some 10 feet below the street Friday afternoon, Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.
The fire department was dispatched to 55th Street and Kennedy Boulevard at 4:30 p.m. and found two workers -- one of whom had suffered a leg injury -- inside the manhole about 10.5 feet beneath the street, Weaver said.
Members of the department's Technical Rescue Team descended into the manhole to remove the injured worker and help a second worker who was assisting the victim, Weaver said.
Both were placed into the care of McCabe EMS when they were removed from the hole, Weaver added.
No other injuries were reported.
"The members of the Bayonne Fire Department Technical Rescue Team did an outstanding job, removing the two employees from the manhole in a timely fashion," Weaver said.
A worker plummeted 10-15 feet into a manhole in Bayonne on Friday afternoon, leading to a dramatic rescue as firefighters tried to pull the man back to street level.
The worker fell into the hole on John F. Kennedy Boulevard sometime after 4:30 p.m. By 5 p.m., firefighters were over the hole with a stretcher and were operating some sort of pulley system to lift him out.
Chopper 4 video over John F. Kennedy Boulevard, between West 54th and West 55th streets, shows the firefighters bringing the man back to ground level.
The worker apparently fell 10 to 15 feet down into the hole and was said to have a leg injury and a broken ankle. He was conscious and alert as he was pulled up, and his injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.