You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Conn. firefighter injured in fall through skylight

Continue reading below

An East Hartford firefighter was injured when he stepped onto a snow-covered skylight and fell into a parking garage stairwell while trying to rescue a man who jumped off the Interstate 84 bridge over the Connecticut River. Officials said chief training officer James Silver broke his right ankle and suffered facial injuries Thursday, but is at home recovering. Fire Chief John Oates said Silver was on the roof of a parking garage that overlooks the river, trying to find the best way to reach the jumper, when he fell through a skylight covered by about a foot of snow. Police said the man who jumped from the bridge survived a fall onto ice on the river.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of