Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A construction worker injured after he fell through scaffolding while on a work site in Portland, OR

OCTOBER 25, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – Firefighters helped rescue a construction worker that fell through some scaffolding Tuesday afternoon while on a work site near Southwest Barnes Road.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the worker was hanging from the scaffolding on the third floor of a building in the 900 block of Southwest Briar Lane.

He had one leg hanging through the scaffolding, officials said. Crews gave him pain medication while he was waiting for emergency crews to lower him down in a Stokes basket.

The man was taken to the hospital for further treatment.