Industrial Accident at Tonawanda Coke Plant

1:00 PM, Apr 5, 2013   |    comments
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TONAWANDA, NY - A 56-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries after falling down a flight of metal stairs at Tonawanda Coke Thursday morning.

Paramedics, along with the Sheridan Park Fire Department, were called out to respond to the scene around 8:30 a.m. When they got there they found that the man had fallen from the third floor to the second. Rescue crews needed to bring the victim down using a rope  because the stairs were too steep and narrow to walk him down.

Firefighters described the area as a shaft near a conveyor belt. The man, as yet unidentified, was conscious at the time and taken to ECMC for treatment.

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