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Pa. firefighter injured after falling through skylight

Fellow firefighters issued a mayday call, but the crewmember was able to remove himself


Photo/Lancaster City Bureau of Fire

By Leila Merrill

Lancaster County, Pa. — A Lancaster firefighter fell about 12 feet through a skylight on a second-floor roof while fighting a fire Monday.

The firefighter, who has not been identified, landed in an area that was not on fire, and suffered broken bones in one shoulder and arm, Local 12 News reported.

Firefighters made a mayday call and requested an ambulance.

The injured firefighter was able to remove himself before being transported to a local hospital; he is expected to make a full recovery.


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