Published On: Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Construction worker injured Monday at Canal Street development in New Hope

Officer Tremblay comforts victim and asks questions

Officer Tremblay comforts victim and asks questions

At approximately 3 p.m. Monday, a construction worker at George Michael’s Canal Street development fell one or two stories onto a wooden-framed floor, sustaining what appeared to be a severe back injury. It was not clear whether he was hung up between floors briefly, but he said he had fallen one floor.

The noise from the fall caused a loud clap to echo across the Ingham Creek, and the man’s wails alerted this reporter to call police and offer first aid. He was able to speak in both Spanish and English, and move his feet, although in pain.

First responders treat injured man at Canal Street in New Hope (Photo: Charlie Sahner)

First responders extricate injured man at Canal Street in New Hope (Photo: Charlie Sahner)

Officer Candice Tremblay was first on scene, and did an outstanding job. Corporals Frank DeLuca and Matt Zimmerman soon followed, along with Chief Cummings.

Injured man being removed from site by Eagle Company 46

Injured man being removed from site by rescue personnel

The victim was in a hard to access section of the partially framed structure, and was extricated by New Hope Eagle Fire, Lambertville Rescue Squad, Central Bucks Medic 146, Lambertville Fire Co. and Midway Fire Company.

He is believed to have been taken to Abington Hospital, which specializes in trauma, although employees there would not release any information, as is customary.

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