A construction worker plunged 10 feet down an elevator shaft in Brooklyn Friday morning, suffering life-threatening injuries, the FDNY said.
The worker was on site at 19 Richardson Street, a new construction going up in Williamsburg, when he somehow fell down the shaft around 8:51 a.m., officials said.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and used a ladder to go down the shaft and treat the victim, who had head injuries and was in cardiac arrest, the FDNY and sources said.
They used a Stokes basket, a type of equipment to transport patients, to lift the man out of the shaft, the FDNY said.
He was transported to Bellevue hospital in critical condition, the agency said.
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