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    Registered User SeaBreeze's Avatar
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    FDNY Bravest Critical after Fall from Responding Tower Ladder

    FDNY Bravest Critical after Fall from Responding Tower Ladder


    A firefighter is in critical condition tonight after suffering from serious head injuries after falling off the back of a firetruck.

    The truck had just pulled out from the fire house responding to an emergency call on the Upper East Side at 85th Street and Lexington Avenue. The firefighter, assigned to Ladder 13, is at New York Cornell Hospital in critical condition.

    Eyewitness News Reporter Nina Pineda is live on the Upper East Side with details.

    We understand the firefighter fell in the crosswalk. They believe the firefighter may have been trying to put on his gear and may have been standing when he fell out of the rear of the cab and hit the ground with a lot of force.

    The Ladder 13 truck had just turned the corner, heading south on Lexington Avenue and 85th Street when witnesses saw the firefighter fall from the back of the cab.

    The truck stopped halfway down the block when they realized their colleague had fallen. The company was responding to an all hands call on York Avenue when the firefighter fell headfirst. He appeared to hit the ground and shake and not move at all.

    Witness: "They were answering an emergency call and probably made a sharp turn and all of a sudden I see the firefighter on the floor. When they made the turn, that's when he fell off the truck and he was on his back."

    We understand that at the hospital, the firefighter was able to open his eyes, but does have some severe head trauma.

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    FDNY Bravest Now Listed As Critical But Stable

    FDNY Bravest Now Listed As Critical But Stable

    Updated: 12-05-2005 11:35:15 AM

    NY Post

    December 5, 2005 -- The firefighter who fractured his skull in a fall from his rig was more responsive but remained in critical condition yesterday, officials said. Joseph Moore, 26, was hurt Friday after tumbling from his Ladder Co. 13 truck on a fire call to the Upper East Side.

    "He's in and out of consciousness

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