Construction worker hospitalized after high-angle rescue

Construction worker's legs were injured when scaffolding gave way

A construction worker sustained non-life-threatening injures after scaffolding gave way beneath him, October 25, 2016. (TVF&R)
A construction worker sustained non-life-threatening injures after scaffolding gave way beneath him, October 25, 2016. (TVF&R)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Firefighters freed a construction worker who was trapped after scaffolding gave way beneath him Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

A construction worker sustained non-life-threatening injures after scaffolding gave way beneath him, October 25, 2016. (TVF&R)
A construction worker sustained non-life-threatening injures after scaffolding gave way beneath him, October 25, 2016. (TVF&R)

It happened at the site of a new residential care facility on the 900 block of SW Briar Lane, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said.

The construction worker’s legs were reportedly injured when the scaffolding gave way, entrapping him. One of his legs was freed before firefighters got him completely out.

He was taken via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

KOIN 6 News is on the scene and will have more information shortly.