AFD and Amherst College PD attend to fallen worker trapped in a manhole
Late this morning a contractor performing work at Amherst College fell down a manhole bringing a swift coordinated response from Amherst Fire Department, APD, Amherst College Police --including Chief John Carter and Director of Facilities Jim Brassord -- as well as a bevy of concerned fellow workers.
AFD called in their "technical team" (climbers who usually go in an upward direction) and the rescue took less than an hour. The rescuers were talking to the trapped man the entire time and it appeared at no time was the situation life threatening.
Still, a tremendous effort by first responders.