Construction worker rescued in Church Hill after falling from scaffolding, stuck between rebar

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Fire crews rescued a construction worker after he fell from a scaffolding and then got stuck between pieces of rebar at a Church Hill construction site on Tuesday morning.

Richmond police tell 8News the call from the rescue came in at 6:19 a.m. at the construction site located at 1903 East Marshall Street.

Crews believe the man was knocked down from the scaffolding by a boom truck which is used to move materials around.

Fire crews used a 35-foot ladder to free the man who was hanging between the rebar. The rescue took about 15 minutes to complete.

Richmond Fire says the man was talking when he was being transported to the hospital and it appears he only sustained minor injuries.

The construction company KBS Inc. released a statement following the incident:

“We want to thank the emergency responders for doing an excellent job here this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with our subcontractor’s injured employee who was injured this morning. We are conducting an investigation to determine the cause and are cooperating full with local authorities. Please call 804-262-0100 for further details.”

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