Los Angeles Firefighter Critically Injured After Falling From Ladder During Training Exercise

A Los Angeles firefighter was critically injured after falling during a training exercise in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 9:43 a.m. at 348 S. Main Street near Hotel Barclay, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

"It appears that they were just doing routine training. Often, you'll see us out in neighborhoods or parts of the city, on weekends especially, conducting training exercises to prepare for real incidents," said Capt. Branden Silverman with the Department.

The firefighter reportedly fell from a fire engine’s aerial ladder onto a firetruck below, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The firefighter was transported to a local trauma center where he remains in critical condition.

His identity has not yet been released.