Police & Fire

Montclair Firefighters Free Woman with Leg Stuck in Concrete Opening

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Thursday evening, a Montclair woman's leg became trapped in a concrete opening, prompting first responders to rush to her aid. Her leg was freed within the hour and she was treated at the scene.

Montclair firefighters responded to a report of a female trapped in concrete up to the knee at 5 N. Fullerton Avenue near the train station.

Fire Chief John Herrmann confirmed the incident to TAP into Montclair stating, "On arrival an adult female had slipped, and her right leg had become lodged (up to the knee) into a void space between a tiled wooden deck/patio and the concrete retaining wall leading into the parking lot at the rear of 5 N. Fullerton Ave."

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After using high pressure air bags and an extrication tool (spreaders ) to extend the opening between the patio and retaining wall, rescuers were able to dislodge the victim's leg. 

The patient was then evaluated and treated by the Montclair Ambulance Unit at the scene.

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