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22-year-old man in critical condition after falling 14 feet from in home under construction

The 22-year-old victim from Philadelphia, PA was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

LEWES (DE): A 22-year-old man is fighting for his life after falling 14 feet from a 2nd floor in a home that was under construction police said Tuesday.

The injured man was airlifted to Christiana Hospital by Delaware State Police Aviation unit.

The 22-year-old victim from Philadelphia, PA was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.  Police are withholding his name at this time.

Police say the accident occurred Monday just after 4:00 p.m. in the 31000 block of Temple Road in the Governors Development in Lewes.

Police say the victim was on the second story of the residence standing on a 2×4 while installing floor joists in place.  The victim lost his footing and fell approximately 14 feet onto a concrete slab below.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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