Worker Falls Approximately Ten Feet into Basement

On Saturday June 8 at 9:43 a.m. Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to the Habitat for Humanity construction site on Paul Hush Way for a worker who had fallen approximately ten feet into the basement of a partially completed residence. On arrival firefighters found a male lying on the concrete floor in the basement of the dwelling. A trauma based assessment found the victim had sustained a non-life threatening head injury during the fall. Due to the first floor being finished plywood the patient had to be extricated via an exterior opening in the foundation.

In order to complete this complex removal firefighters requested additional staff from fire headquarters. Using several floor joists from the site on duty members quickly built a slide that allowed them to safely guide the patient up from the basement to the exterior where he was placed into the ambulance and transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

Brewster Fire/Rescue would like to thank the Brewster Police for their assistance at this response. The safe and rapid removal of the patient from this confined below grade area was made possible only through the cooperative and coordinated efforts of the professional public safety personnel who responded to the scene.