Worker rescued from roof of temple in Jersey City

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
NewsCopter 7 was over the scene of a roof rescue in Jersey City.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Crews rescued a worker from the roof of a temple in Jersey City Wednesday afternoon.

The worker had become injured during construction that was taking place on the roof of Temple Beth-El at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Harrison Avenue.

The Jersey City Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene and had to perform a high-angle rescue.

The worker was immobilized, and crews used a rope to lower him down from the roof.

Medical personnel were waiting on the ground to assist him when he was brought down.