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FDNY Try To Free 4 People Trapped In Elevator For More Than 2 Hours, Officials Say

The Patch - July 06, 2017

by Kathleen Culliton (Patch Staff)

VINEGAR HILL, BROOKLYN — Firefighters pulled four Con Edison workers from an elevator stuck underground Wednesday morning during a three-hour-long rescue.

The four people were trapped in an elevator at 1 Hudson Ave. — a Consolidated Edison plant — from 7:40 a.m., to about 10:45 a.m., said an FDNY spokesman.

Emergency responders used a harness to pull the victims out of the elevator, which was stuck 220 feet underground, according to the FDNY.

The people trapped in the elevator were a company employee and three contractors, said a Con Ed spokesman.

Details about the extent of the victims' injuries, which the Con Ed spokesman described as "not serious," were not immediately available, FDNY said.