Members of Hawthorne FD Engine Company #3, Engine Company #4, and Rescue Company #5 assisted in the Tuesday morning, 06/05 rescue of a factory worker who fell 35 feet off of a ladder and landed on the secondary roof of an industrial building located at 1 Loretto Avenue, Hawthorne. The victim was placed on a backboard and then carried three (3) flights down a set of interior stairs in a basket stretcher by Hawthorne EMS, FD, and PD personnel. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Hawthorne EMS with patient evaluation and treatment. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
Article & Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving