Thursday, February 25, 2016

Basement Wall Collapse Traps Resident

At approximately 7 pm on Wednesday, February 24, MCFRS crews were dispatched to the 2400 block of Briggs Road for a report of a basement wall collapse with a person trapped. The MCFRS Technical Rescue Team was sent as well.

Upon arrival, rescue crews found an 86 year old male occupant of the home who was trapped by rubble from a basement wall that had collapsed at the height of the dangerous storm sweeping through the area. The resident had gone to the basement of the home to check on the sump pump and while doing so the wall gave way and collapsed on him.

Crews quickly stabilized the scene and extricated the patient who was then evaluated and transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening lower body injuries.

Building inspectors were called and determined that the house was unsafe to occupy. Red Cross also responded to scene and is assisting the two occupants of the home.

Below are videos from the scene.

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