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Construction Worker Injured After Falling Down Elevator Shaft

When it comes to most common injuries found on a job site...injuries caused by falls always ranks at or near the top of the list. 

(from AspenTimes.com)

A construction worker at the Aspen Club sustained serious injuries Tuesday after he fell into an elevator shaft, an official said.

The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. after the man lost his footing and fell about 25 feet from the top of the shaft to the bottom, said Gabe Muething, director of Aspen Ambulance.

Two firefighters and three paramedics were able to climb into the tight space and stabilize the man, who was in his mid-20s, strap him onto a backboard and lift him up about 4 feet to the first-floor elevator entrance, Muething said. The entire process took about 30 minutes, he said.

The man sustained serious lower leg injuries, including broken bones, as well as upper extremity and head injuries, Muething said. He was in critical but stable condition at Aspen Valley Hospital as of late Tuesday morning, he said.

If you've been injured due to a fall at work, it's imperative to know that you have rights. Rights that grant you the ability to seek compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

We at Loney & Schueller are dedicated to fighting for you the worker. We will fight vigorously for you to ensure you get your proper and rightful compensation. Eric, Randy, and Sarah will put their 30+ years of experience to work for you...so you can concentrate and focus on getting back to full health.

Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485, or visit us at Loneylaw.com.

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