Shipyard worker rescued after falling into a hole on a ship in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The Newport News Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team helped an injured crew member off the docked USNS Pless Saturday afternoon.

Fire Officials said they received the call around 12:30 p.m. The man had fallen one deck down into a hole and other ship members had brought him up, but had difficulty getting him off the ship. 

The ship’s crane and fire department’s strokes basket were used to help get the crew member off the ship and treated by medics. 

The crew member was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

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