AT NORTH HUNTERDON HIGH MAN FALLS FROM LADDER NEEDS HELICOPTER TO HOSPITAL

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On Tuesday, June 7, at approximately 10:25 pm, officers responded to North Hunterdon High School for a report of a male with a laceration above his eye. Upon arrival, officers met with Francisco Aquino of Newark, who had been working at the school. In addition to the laceration, Mr. Aquino appeared to be suffering from a broken rib. There was an additional concern that Mr. Aquino’s lung was filling up with blood. As a result, North Star helicopter responded and flew Mr. Aquino to University Hospital in Newark for treatment of his injuries. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Aquino fell from the top rung of a ladder while working alone in the boiler room of the school