Man extremely critical after falling from scissor lift at Philadelphia shipyard, police say

A petroleum tanker stands while being built at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. The shipyard, the largest manufacturing business in Philadelphia, employs up to 1,200 workers and generates

A horrifying fall at the shipyard in Philadelphia has left a young man fighting for his life.

Police say the 26-year-old fell from a scissor lift at the Philly Shipyard on Kitty Have Avenue around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

He was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition for a head injury and broken neck.


The height of the fall, as well as what led to it, are unclear at this time.