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Patient falls from 8th floor at ECMC, lands on ledge

Posted at 4:36 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 18:50:54-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A hospital patient sustained non-life threatening injuries Monday after crashing through a window and falling some 20 feet out of an eighth floor window at Erie County Medical Center.

ECMC issued a statement saying a patient "broke out a window patient floor" falling approximately 20-feet to a ledge below.

Buffalo Fire Crews responded to the scene around 2:45 p.m. Firefighters assisted in the rescue and bringing the patient safely inside the building.

That person was taken to the emergency room for treatment.

The incident happened on the back side of the hospital building off of Grider. Two windows were boarded up by late Monday afternoon. In issuing a statement, ECMC did not indicate why the patient crashed through he window.

Here is the full statement from ECMC:

“Earlier today, at approximately 2:45pm, a patient at ECMC broke a window on a patient floor and fell approximately 20 feet to a ledge below. Buffalo Fire Department assisted in bringing the patient safely inside the building. The patient was brought to ECMC’s Emergency Department with non-life threatening injuries. We thank the Buffalo Fire Department and ECMC caregivers for their efforts.” stated Peter K. Cutler, Vice President, Communications and External Affairs, ECMC Corporation.