NEW YORK – An air conditioner crashed on the head of a firefighter after fighting a second alarm fire in Brooklyn, New York.
The firefighter was hit by the air conditioner, which apparently fell from the window of a second-floor house on 85th Street in the Bensonhurst area sometime after 9 a.m. Monday.
The video of the incident was delivered by local residents to firefighters who were conducting an investigation into the case.
FDNY members rushed to his aide after the firefighter was knocked unconscious.
He was taken to the Lutheran Hospital where he was stabilized. He is expected to survive.
The firefighter’s helmet was cracked and cut open by the AC unit.
Five other firefighters were slightly injured while fighting the fire.
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