Houston Firefighters Rescue Injured Construction Worker

HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) – A worker was rushed to the hospital after he fell about 20 feet from a raised platform at a construction site downtown.

The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. on Travis just east of Main Street, according to the Houston Fire Department.

The man was on the base of a high-rise construction crane when he fell off, landing about 15 feet to 20 feet below, said HFD District Chief David Swanson.

Chron Photos: HFD Rescue Construction Worker Downtown

Swanson said the man was conscious and talking as paramedics reached him. Firefighters strapped him into a Stokes bakset and raised him out of the construction zone. Then they put him on stretcher, loaded him into an ambulance and rushed him to a nearby hospital. Details of his possible injuries and condition were not released.

Traffic was briefly snarled near the construction site as crews cleared the scene.

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