AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters had to cut through sheetrock and ducts on Wednesday in their rescue of a construction worker who fell multiple stories at the Gaylord Rockies resort.
The hotel and events center that’s under construction is located in Aurora not far from Denver International Airport.
Firefighters from both the Denver Fire Department and the Aurora Fire Department rushed to the scene just before noon.
The construction worker fell into duct work on the fifth floor of the building. It’s not clear what floor he fell from.
Once he was located, firefighters had to use special equipment to get to him. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital and his condition wasn’t immediately available. He hasn’t been identified.
Copter4 flew over the resort on Wednesday afternoon were police officers were talking to construction workers.
The Gaylord Rockies resort is a massive project that is currently the largest hotel under construction in the country and will become the largest hotel in Colorado once it is complete.
The resort in Aurora will have 1,500 rooms and nearly 500,000 square feet in meeting space when the project is complete. Staff selling bookings for the property before it opens say they have created a new experience for groups and conventions coming to Colorado.
Construction should be complete later this year with the first groups set to begin using the resort in February 2019.
Some of the features that will keep guests at the resort include an indoor and outdoor pool that can hold 1,200 people at once. It will also have a 40 feet tall water slide. Inside the Great Hall, there will be a vintage railroad caboose from the Santa Fe line that operated in Colorado. There will also be a lake and waterfall.
The sports bar will also have a 75 feet tall display that will allow guests to watch games on two different levels.