COAL TOWNSHIP - A Ferndale man was injured Monday while attempting to make emergency repairs to a wind-blown roof on a Spruce Street home.

According to township police, Ed Bailey was on a roof at the home of Cathy Koklinski, 1400 W. Spruce St., assisting two in-laws repair a leak when he was hit by a piece of rubber roof that was tossed by a gust of wind at about 6:38 p.m.

Emergency personnel responded, loading Bailey onto a litter and lowering him to the ground by carefully sliding the device down a ladder.

Bailey was first transported by ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, police said.

A condition update was not available from the hospital.

Bailey was injured around the time that high winds and rain downpours were strengthened while remnants of Hurricane Sandy moved above Northumberland County.