Worker Injured After Falling 16 Feet at Ohio Construction Site

10/11/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Lisbon, OH — A construction accident injured a man Monday afternoon, October 11, 2011, when he fell through a hole in the roof of a new governmental building in Lisbon. The accident occurred around 2 p.m., at a construction site along Route 45, between Dollar General and the Consumer’s Bank on Dickey Drive, reported Salem News.

According to officials, the construction worker, who is in his mid-20s, was working on the roof of the two-story building when he fell through a hole in the roof. Other workers were using the hole from inside the building to send materials through to the roof.

The man fell about 16 feet through the hole onto the second floor of the building.

KLG Ambulance and Lisbon firefighters and police arrived at the scene and rushed the unconscious man to Salem Community Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The identity of the construction worker is being withheld at this time, and it’s unknown if he worked for the general contractor, Hudson Companies, or if he was employed by one of the subcontractors.

Investigations into the construction accident are underway. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to investigate the accident as well.

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