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Monday, July 16, 2012

Injured Contractor Flown to Specialty Center for Back Injury

A contractor was injured when he fell nearly 20 feet from a ladder this morning at around 8:30.  Firefighter/Medics from the Berwyn Heights Fire/EMS Station #814 and Paramedics from the College Park Fire/EMS Station #812 responded to the 9200 block of Springhill Lane and evaluated the contractor that had been working on a ladder while making repairs to an apartment building.  The adult male was conscious and stated he lost feeling in one of his legs after falling on his back.

Because of the possibility of a cervical spine injury the medics opted to fly the injured man to a Specialty Center for these types of injuries.  The Maryland State Police "Trooper 2" meda-vac helicopter was called and landed at the City of College Park Duval Field with the assistance of firefighters from Branchville Fire/EMS Station #811.

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