LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A construction worker fell about 40 feet into an elevator shaft at a work site in Lakewood on Thursday. West Metro Fire Rescue crews rushed to help the worker.
It happened at the construction site near Quincy and Pierce on Thursday afternoon. A total of 18 firefighters, including members of the technical rescue team, responded to the site about noon.
The rescue took about an hour.
Our technical rescue crew this afternoon, at a construction site near Quincy & Pierce. A worker fell about 40 ft. into an elevator shaft, was stabilized by firefighters, lifted up & out with a rope system & on-site crane. Worker transported with non-life-threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/T71jvBUEDA
— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) February 20, 2020
The worker was rescued after firefighters stabilized him and lifted him up and out of the shaft with a rope system.
The worker was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.