UPDATE: Rescue response for construction-site injury in The Junction

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

11:46 AM: Seattle Fire has just increased the size of its response to an incident at 41st and Oregon. It’s described as an injured person on the 2nd floor of an under-construction building. We have a crew on the way.

11:53 AM: SFD says the person they’ll be rescuing from the project – which is the under-construction Quail Park (WSB sponsor) at 4515 41st SW [map] – is a man about 40 years old with a leg injury.

11:56 AM: SW Oregon is blocked between California and 41st because of the emergency response. Our crew has just arrived; we’ve added a photo showing the blocked street. SFD is using a ladder truck to bring down the patient so he can be taken to the hospital.

12:10 PM: Our crew reports the man is safely down and in the medic unit.

12:26 PM: He’s in stable condition, according to SFD, which told us that there were early indications the injury happened when something fell on him. The state usually investigates work-site injuries and we will be checking with them. Meantime, our crew says SW Oregon just reopened.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Rescue response for construction-site injury in The Junction"

  • Todd Pengelly May 31, 2017 (11:59 am)

    Watching it live.

  • Molly May 31, 2017 (12:01 pm)

    Saw the helicopter over ercolini

  • Amanda May 31, 2017 (12:13 pm)

    I was wondering why helicopters were circling over MY house!! Thanks so much to West Seattle Blog for being my news outlet of choice!! 

  • Lola May 31, 2017 (2:04 pm)

    Second time at this site that they have had job injury’s.

    • WSB May 31, 2017 (2:13 pm)

      When was the first? This is *not* the site where the electrical incident happened last year – that’s a little over a block west.

  • fiz May 31, 2017 (4:24 pm)

    Tracy, is there any update on the two injured on the Capelouto 42nd/Oregon site?

  • Lola June 1, 2017 (5:47 pm)

    WSB,  I just saw the picture where the firetrucks were parked by the Church which is kitty corner to the job site where the electrical incident happened.  I thought it was that job since it was so close.  I also see the ladder truck that was mentioned in the picture.  

    Did not know that two jobs were being done so close to one another.  I try to avoid that area as much as possible due to all the construction.

  • M June 1, 2017 (6:04 pm)

    RE: 42nd St. accident being discussed: i wouldn’t be so sure that the outcome was very good. i happen to know that one lost a limb from the incident and as someone close to the project noted, the injured men “will never be the same.” It was a horrible accident and I think the developers are trying to keep it quiet from what someone close to that job told me a few weeks ago. it made me curious about overall construction site injuries and the numbers are pretty awful: https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html  I was also surprised to read that the average salary for Seattle construction workers is less than $17/hour.  It’s sad that the people creating the infrastructure for the new Seattle economy are compensated so poorly considering the risks they are forced to take every day. New Seattle at what cost? 

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