- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters say a construction worker who fell 25 feet off a ladder onto concrete was seriously injured in Gladstone, Oregon.

KPTV reports (https://is.gd/UhaqYv ) that fire crews say the 67-year-old man was working Tuesday on the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Service Project to extend piping to and from the Willamette River.

He reportedly fell onto a new concrete pad in a pit. A large piece of metal then fell on top of him.

Gladstone and Clackamas fire crews used ropes to hoist the man out of the pit. Firefighters say he was conscious and alert when he was taken to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland for treatment.

It wasn’t clear what caused him to fall.

Gladstone is a south Portland suburb.

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Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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