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Friday, May 27, 2011

Worker Injured at Campus Construction Site

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

A green steel re-bar column support lays on the
ground after falling onto worker.
At 1113 am, Friday, May 27, 2011, the ambulance from College Park,A812,  was dispatched to the intersection of Stadium Dr/Regents Dr on the campus of the University of Maryland for an injured person. At 1117 am, shortly before A812 arrived, the incident was upgraded to a technical rescue assignment for a reported collapse of a concrete wall, unknown entrapment. The assignment consisted of Fire/EMS units from College Park, Berwyn Heights, Technical Rescue services and paramedics from the Glenn Dale Fire/EMS Station. Several incident commanders also responded including Bill Corrigan, the Volunteer Chief of College Park Fire/EMS Station.

Upon arrival units were advised by Gilbane Construction representatives that there was an adult male in the upper portion of the excavation, approximately 35' below grade, who suffered  injuries when a steel re-bar column support collapsed on him, and that the patient was not trapped underneath. 

Personnel from College Park  made entry into the excavation using the construction entrance ramp and began to assess the situation and patient and initiate patient care.

Upon their arrival personnel from Berwyn Heights Technical Rescue assisted with packaging and stabilized in a Stokes Basket, placed into the bed of a fire department utility truck and removed back to grade level using the construction entrance ramp. EMS personnel continued with their assessment and transported the adult male, in his 40's, to a Trauma Center with non life threatening injuries. 

From time of arrival until the time the patient was in the back of A812 was less than 15 minutes.