Worker rescued after falling into Port Fourchon water tank - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Worker rescued after falling into Port Fourchon water tank


PORT FOURCHON, La. - A Coast Guard crew medivaced a man who fell 30 feet into a water tower Thursday.

According to the Coast Guard, a firefighter climbed into the tank to treat the man, who reportedly suffered a large gash to his head and possible fracture to his skull.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted the man to a New Orleans hospital. 

No other details about his condition were released.

Crews had drained the tank and were performing welding work when the accident happened.


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