Two workers hoisted out of trench in Penfield
Posted at: 10/17/2012 9:35 AM | Updated at: 10/17/2012 1:51 PM
Two Penfield public works employees were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a construction site accident on Baird Road off Atlantic Avenue.
Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountian was at the scene. He said the men were in a trench installing a new storm water drainage system. A catch basin was being lowered in and Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies say the chain that was hosting it snapped and hit the workers. As a precaution, they asked the men to stay in the ditch which was about eight-feet deep. Firefighters were called in to hoist them out on backboards.
LaFountain says he's optimistic the men just have bumps and bruises. “I want to have the job shut down and secured. I want to go through and do a complete review. I want to make sure all I's are dotted, T's are crossed. Most importantly I want to make sure our guys are okay.
Sheriff's Deputies tell News10NBC the injuries are minor.