New York Construction Worker Saved from Mud

A construction worker working on the first new subway line to be built under New York City in decades became trapped in a pool of mud late on the evening of March 19th, 2013, requiring a more than four-hour effort on the part of firefighters to free the man, who was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital in order to be treated for hypothermia.

The incident occurred when the worker lost his footing and was almost instantly swallowed up by powerfully thick mud up to his waist. Firefighters initially tried to free the man by attaching ropes to his torso and pulling him out, but the suction from the mud was too powerful for the tactic to be successful. Several hours and multiple injuries to different firefighters later, the worker was finally freed at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20th.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction accident, contact the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling 866-LAWS-USA.


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