Weld County construction worker survives 30-foot fall

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Greeley firefighters performed a technical rescue to save a construction worker who was injured from a 30-foot fall on Tuesday morning.

The Greeley Fire Department and Banner Paramedic Services arrived on scene at 9:19 a.m. at the corner of 1st Avenue and Elm Street, which is in the small town of Hudson. The injured person had fallen approximately 30 feet to the bottom of a building under construction.

The injured worker was not identified, and the individual’s condition was also unknown as of Tuesday afternoon.

Due to the construction, access to the patient was difficult. Additional Greeley Fire units responded to perform a technical evacuation. Paramedics provided immediate care to the patient before the remainder of the personnel on-scene rigged a rescue system through ropes, pulleys, and an aerial ladder.

The patient was rescued within one hour and 20 minutes of the 911 call and transported to a local hospital by Banner Paramedic Services.

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