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Construction worker falls two stories at site in Washington Place

Man falls two stories at construction site
Man falls two stories at construction site 00:22

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A construction worker suffered multiple injuries after falling two stories at a construction site downtown. 

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, just after 8:30 a.m., they were called to the 600 block of Washington Place, where the new First National Bank tower is being built, for reports of a man who fell from the 26th floor to the 24th floor. 

Once on the scene, they found the man had suffered an open fracture to his leg, abdominal pain, and shoulder and elbow injuries. 

The man was awake and alert when he was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Medics had to use a crane on the construction site in order to rescue the worker. 

First National Bank issued a statement, which you can read below. 

"This morning an employee of Century Steel Erectors, a subcontractor, was injured on the site of the office tower and was admitted to a nearby hospital. We are in close contact with his direct employer for ongoing updates, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently on the worksite to conduct a review. We are cooperating fully with their efforts."

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