Man injured in fall at downtown Ann Arbor's underground parking structure construction site
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor Fire Official Craig Sidelinger said firefighters used a crane and a rescue basket to get the man out of the site.
The rescue workers were called to the construction site at 8:42 a.m., Sidelinger said, with five engines and 20 fire personnel and Huron Valley Ambulance responding. The man was removed from the underground site by about 9:10 a.m.
HVA took the man to the University of Michigan Hospital. The extent of any injury is not determined.
The man fell backward an estimated 3 feet after catching his pants on a piece of steel reinforcing rod, said Kevin Cook, a battalion chief for the fire department. Cook assisted with the rescue.
The type of rescue is standard on a large construction site, he said.
The parking deck is being built on South Fifth Avenue between East Liberty and East William, next to the Ann Arbor District Library.
This morning's rescue is the second this year at the site. In March, two workers were hospitalized when a metal wall collapsed.