Worker rescued on new Tappan Zee Bridge

A worker on the new Tappan Zee Bridge had to be rescued after being injured on the job Friday.



A spokesperson for Tappan Zee Contractors, the company building the span, says the subcontractor was installing electrical systems in a catwalk under the decking when he suffered a minor ankle sprain around noon.



There was a large first responder turnout because the worker was in a difficult place to access. Local fire and EMS units were dispatched to assist in his rescue.



It took crews about an hour and half to get the worker to safety and into an ambulance.



He was taken to the hospital to have the ankle examined.


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