Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Construction worker with Martik Brothers Construction critically injured after he fell 40 feet at the future site of Highpointe at Rebecca

A worker was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning after falling 40 feet at a West Deer construction site.

Craftsmen and police said the man was on scaffolding when the accident happened about 8:30 a.m. at the future site of Highpointe at Rebecca, a retirement community.

The facility, along the 3700 block of Cedar Ridge Road, has been under construction since last year and should be completed by September, according to Concordia Lutheran Ministries' website. Emergency responders assessed and treated the man at the scene and took him to a hospital.

His name, age and condition were not released as of late Tuesday afternoon.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Pittsburgh office sent two employees to investigate, OSHA area director Chris Robbins said.

Robbins said it would be some time before additional facts are available.

“It was a masonry worker, and the individual fell,” he said.

Martik Brothers Construction of Finley­ville is in charge of construction.

The company declined to comment.

Concordia spokeswoman Shirley Freyer said the retirement community will have 109 units.

Highpointe at Rebecca is adjacent to another Concordia retirement community, Concordia at Rebecca Residence.

It is the third for Concordia in Western Pennsylvania. The company also has one near Akron, Ohio, Freyer said. 

R. Hill Costruction is also involved in this project.