Last week, an unidentified construction worker fell into an uncovered 20-foot shaft and sustained severe injuries, including a potential traumatic brain injury and a leg injury. The shaft reportedly houses a lower concrete platform that stores mechanical equipment. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the construction accident occurred around 7:45am at San Antonio College’s Nail Technical Center.
Rescue teams rushed to the scene of the workplace accident and pulled the worker out of the shaft. He was apparently conscious while rescuers transported him to a local hospital for medical treatment. It was unclear whether the man was wearing a hard hat at the time of the fall or why the metal grate was left open.
The construction accident remains under investigation by local authorities and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
Source: Construction worker injured at San Antonio College after falling into 20-foot hole, JusticeNewsFlash.com, March 1, 2010
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