- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a Nevada construction worker is seriously injured after he fell 50 feet from a building.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (https://on.rgj.com/2nGszaa ) that the Reno Fire Department responded to a Monday afternoon call about a man seriously hurt at a private construction site.

Battalion Chief Mark Winkelman says the man was working near the top of a building when he fell into a stairwell that was still under construction.

The worker was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center. Winkelman says he had significant injuries to his legs and pelvic area.

The Nevada Occupation Safety and Health Administration is investigating the fall. The Reno Gazette-Journal was unable to reach an OSHA representative Monday afternoon.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com

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