Worker Rescued After Falling Through Roof

A roofer had to be rescued Friday afternoon, after one of his legs went through the roof.

It happened at a duplex on Paul Circle in Greenville around 1:15 p.m. as roof repairs were being made.

Greenville firefighters tell WITN News that the man suffered leg injuries and couldn't make it down the ladder. The fire department used a technique called a "ladder slide", where the man was strapped onto a backboard and slowly lowered down a ladder.

The man was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for treatment.


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