Construction worker rescued after being pinned 100 feet in the air

Feb 23, 2023, 11:19 AM | Updated: Feb 24, 2023, 8:14 am
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Seattle firefighters rescued a 35-year-old construction worker who was pinned on an elevated conveyor belt early Thursday in Ballard (Photo by Kate Stone/KIRO Newsradio)
(Photo by Kate Stone/KIRO Newsradio)

Seattle firefighters rescued a 35-year-old construction worker who was pinned on an elevated conveyor belt early Thursday around 8:40 a.m., near the 5200 block of Shilshole Avenue North in the Ballard neighborhood.

“When our crews arrived on scene, they requested additional resources to have a Rescue One company here to bring specialized equipment to cut through a metal plate that was pinning down the construction worker,” David Cuerpo, a Seattle Fire official, told KIRO Newsradio. “In this case, the patient was able to walk down the conveyor belt to paramedics below.”

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The man was trapped under a steel plate for almost an hour.

The man is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.

KIRO Newsradio’s Kate Stone contributed to this story.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Construction worker rescued after being pinned 100 feet in the air