One Injured Following 8-foot Fall Into Open Grate

Incident Type: 
Special Rescue
Dispatch: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:51am
Arrival: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:56am
Address: 
3800 block Regent Street
Madison, WI
Narrative: 

One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after falling approximately 8 feet into a maintenance tunnel typically covered by grates.

Medic 5 and Engine Co. 9 responded to the 3800 block of Regent Street and located the patient lying supine in the opening, located just inside a building entrance. The area had been cordoned off due to ongoing construction work. Two firefighters lowered themselves down to the patient, secured the patient to a backboard, and lifted them out.

Paramedics took over emergency medical care and transported the patient to a local emergency room.

Posted 11/02/2021 - 4:00pm
Contacts: 

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)