HACKENSACK, NJ – A construction worker who collapsed while on the job Tuesday morning at Hackensack University Medical Center was rescued by a team of city firefighters, Hackensack Meridian Emergency Medical Services and fellow members of his crew, authorities said.
Around 11 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 30 Prospect Avenue, where a worker up on the fourth floor scaffolding stopped breathing, Hackensack Fire Capt. Justin Derevyanik said.
Upon arrival of firefighters, the construction crew reporter that the man wasn't breathing and EMS was ascending the scaffolding to get to him, Derevyanik said. When EMS got to the man, they found the construction crew had already begun CPR, he said.
While EMS took over performing CPR, firefighters began ascending the scaffolding, the captain said.
Firefighters, along with EMS and construction workers, teamed up to remove the worker through a fourth floor window into the hospital, where he remains for medical care, according to Derevyanik,
No additional details were available early Tuesday afternoon on his condition.