Firefighters Remove Injured Construction Worker From Collapse of Temporary Shoring

Worker Was Disentangled Then Removed With Aerial Device

Earlier today, a construction worker was injured as structural shoring being removed gave way, falling on a worker who was positioned below it.. The incident happened on the 2nd floor of the property at 1 Greyrock Place. Units from Stamford Fire Department and Stamford Emergency Medical Services responded to find an injured worker, in an elevated confined space area of the building which was under construction.

Stamford Firefighters from Engine 1, Truck 1 and Rescue 1, stabilized and disentangled the patient, removed steel rebar blocking patient access, and secured the patient into a stokes basket.

The patient was then had lowered down to the ground using the aerial device on Truck 1. Patient care was then transferred to Stamford EMS who continued to treat the patient for his injuries and then transported him to Stamford Hospital. The cause for the collapse is under investigation by OSHA at his time.

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 18-07769
Incident Location: 1 Greyrock Place, Stamford Ct.
Incident Date: 2018-08-30 11:04:00.0

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