Man Rescued After Falling Into Basement of Home Under Construction

The basement was uncovered at the time

A man lays on a stretcher as firefighters surround him and help pull him up a ladder after the man was hurt from a fall into an open basement.

Philadelphia firefighters on Friday rescued a man after he was injured as he fell about 10 feet into the basement of a home under construction.

The man fell into the basement, which was uncovered at the time, around 1 p.m. near the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and 18th Street, in the Fairmount neighborhood.

Firefighters and paramedics climbed down into the basement as they put a neck brace on the man and loaded him onto a stretcher before pulling the stretcher up a ladder using what appeared to be a rope and hook.

The man’s condition was not immediately known as paramedics loaded him into an ambulance and drove him to a hospital.

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