NYC Blamed in Firefighter’s Injuries

NYC Blamed in Firefighter’s Injuries

The city of New York is partially to blame in an accident that resulted in one firefighter being critically injured and hospitalized over the weekend, according to allegations brought forth by the head of the New York City firefighter union.

Joseph Moore, a 26-year-old firefighter and three-year veteran of the force, fractured his skull on Friday after falling from a ladder truck that was making its way to a Manhattan fire scene.  Moore had fallen out of the truck from a side door as the fire truck made a sharp turn.  The incident took place just a few blocks from the Upper East Side firehouse that Moore worked for. 

Steve Cassidy, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, has commented that the truck may have been outdated and needed repair or replacement.  The fire truck Moore had been riding on was manufactured in the 1980s.  Cassidy brought up the fire department’s lack of modern technological machinery and vehicles and said that the city needed to be up to date with its fire-fighting force.

Moore is slowly recovering but is still listed in critical condition at the New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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