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