Connecticut Firefighter Injured During Training, Dies

WOLCOTT, Conn. -- A Southington, Conn., firefighter who was injured during a training exercise has died.

Justin Wisneiwski was injured when he fell off a ladder during a training exercise at the regional state fire training school in Wolcott on Saturday.

A spokesman at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., said that Wisneiwski died Sunday.

Wisneiwski suffered serious injuries in the fall Saturday afternoon at the Wolcott State Fire School. Fire officials reported he fell off a 24-foot extension ladder and from a height of about 20 feet.

Wisneiwski, whose age isn't available, joined the department Jan. 18. He was participating in entry level training for firefighters.