He was sitting up when firefighters arrived at the building, the Solow Tower, at 265 East 66th Street. He was "on the borderline of consciousness" when he was wheeled into the emergency room, Dr. Barie said, despite serious injuries to his brain, his spine, his chest and his abdomen, along with several fractured ribs, a broken right arm and two broken legs.
Friday, January 04, 2008
AFTER THE FALL
Alcides Moren, a window washer, fell 47 stories. And lived. According to this New York Times report, his recovery is nothing short of a miracle:
He fell last month. His recovery is expected to take a year.