Firefighters rescued four trapped workers from an underground elevator on Wednesday morning in Brooklyn.
Around 7:30am, one Con Edison employee and three contractors were trapped 22o feet below on Hudson Avenue at the Con Edison plant.
The rescue lasted three hours. It took twenty minutes for each person because of the pully system they used and how each victim had to be attached. Minor injuries are being reported, with nothing too serious.
Lt. Sean Parker of the FDNY spoke after the incident.
“They were all very calm. They were hurting a little bit, but nobody was really in a lot of pain, so we didn’t have to think about getting any medical down into the elevator area, which was a big help for us,” he said.
One worker said he was trapped for three hours in the elevator after the car stopped working. It’s not clear why the elevator stopped suddenly.
“Members of the FDNY showed once again today why they are the best at what they do… We are grateful for their efforts and the assistance of all emergency responders who participated in this rescue,” a Con Edison spokesman said in a statement after the incident.