2 workers in critical condition after falling unconscious in sewer
May 18, 2018Medical & Health CareComments Off on 2 workers in critical condition after falling unconscious in sewer
Taipei, Two workers are in critical condition at a hospital in Chiayi County after they were pulled out of an underground sewer where they fell unconscious while on the job Friday evening, a local firefighter said.
The local workers, males aged 32 and 55, were reported at 5:45 p.m. to have fainted in an underground section of the sewage system in the city of Puzi, said Hsieh Jung-chan (???), a division chief of the Chiayi County Fire Bureau.
Rescue personnel were immediately dispatched to the site, and they pulled the two men from a depth of two to three meters below ground out of the sewer, Hsieh said.
The workers did not have a pulse after being brought to the surface, and rescuers suspected they suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, Hsieh said.
An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the workers to fall unconscious, according to Hsieh.