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Bronx Man Falls Though Grate

Posted on Jan 13, 2011
Eric Pagan, age 20, of the Bronx was hired to clear snow outside a city Department of Sanitation garage in Inwood. Eight men including Pagan were hired for the job.  Eric was clearing snow in from of the garage on W. 216th Street. He stepped on a ventilation grate and fell down the shaft. The accident happened at around 4:30pm January 12. He hit his head on the way down, but thankfully he was wearing a hard hat. He was quickly pulled up by response teams and taken to Harlem Hospital. He is currently in stable condition. Peter Lopez, who was also hired to clear snow, was standing right next to Pagan when he fell. He said it could have happened to anyone, the gate was in a bad condition.

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