Man seriously injured in shaft fall

The News Leader

May 15, 2010 6:44:17 AM PDT
A man is in serious condition after plunging 60 feet down a shaft in Brooklyn.

The fire department was called to the scene on South 5th Street in Williamsburg at 2:45 Saturday morning.

Eyewitnesses say the victim, a man in his forties, was at a party in the building.

They say he may have been on the roof when he fell into the shaft.

A rescue worker was lowered into the shaft to pull out the man.

His injuries are not life-threatening, authorities said.