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|A green steel re-bar column support lays on the |
ground after falling onto worker.
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.