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Firefighters rescue injured shipworker after fall

Firefighters rescued this morning a 55-year-old shipworker who was seriously injured inside the hold of a ship in Campbell Industrial Park.

The man was operating a loader in the hold of a ship at 99-650 Malakole St. when it overturned. He was thrown about 10 to 15 feet off the loader, and received injuries, the fire department said.

Fire personnel brought the man up 80 feet to the deck of the ship from the hold.

Fire hazardous materials personnel monitored the air and determined enough oxygen was available for the responders to breathe inside the hold.

Emergency Medical Services received the call at 9:30 a.m. EMS and fire personnel used a fixed ladder and got to the patient at 10:10 a.m., assessed his injuries and stabilized him.

He was brought up and carried off the ship. EMS personnel took him by ambulance at 10:56 a.m. in serious condition to an area hospital.

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