Construction worker injured in fall from Pittsburgh office building

PITTSBURGH — A construction worker fell from a Pittsburgh building Wednesday morning and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

First responders were called to the First National Bank building for a workplace accident just before 8:30 a.m.

The building, along Washington Place, is under construction.

The worker fell from the 26th floor to the 24th floor, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Channel 11 has an exclusive video of a crane being used to lower him to rescue crews on the ground below.

The worker was conscious and alert when he was transported to a local hospital, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety. He had a fracture to one leg, stomach pain and shoulder and elbow injuries.

He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, according to officials.

The man is an iron worker for Century Steel.

An OSHA spokesperson said this is the first incident at the site and that inspectors would be there today. They are given six months to complete their investigation.

PJ Dick, the lead contractor on the construction project, released the following statement:

“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.

The entire project team is incredibly grateful for the professional and speedy response from first responders. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Emergency Medical Services have been on site previously to train for potential incidents, and they did an outstanding job of treating the injured employee and transporting him to the hospital.”

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