Firefighters: Holley man and his son injured after concrete porch collapses

Updated: April 02, 2021 11:34 PM
Created: April 02, 2021 06:58 PM

HOLLEY, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Holley man and his son are injured after firefighters say a concrete porch collapsed on East Union Street Friday afternoon.

Firefighters say a man walked out of his house to go check the mail when the porch collapsed, he fell 10 feet and a slab of concrete landed on him. He was pinned under the slabs of concrete for about 30 minutes.

His son left the house when he heard the noise, but he ended up falling 10 feet as well since the porch was gone.

The fire department says the man has a broken arm and likely has internal injuries. He was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight.

By the time rescue crews got there, the man had been stuck for about 30 minutes. Murray Joint Fire District Chief Harris Reed tells News10NBC firefighters know their resources. 

"The thoughts go through your head, you know, what do I do next?" Reed said. "You know to call the resources that you need, you know the surrounding areas, the equipment they have, you know if it's something severe you just call mutual aid."

His son has an ankle injury and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by ambulance, according to firefighters.

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