According to KXAN, a construction worker in his 30s is in the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries after EMS officials say an elevator crushed him at a downtown Austin construction site. The accident happened at the Colorado Tower building, which is currently under construction by DPR Construction.
EMS crews got the call about the accident shortly after 10 a.m. on April 9 at 302 Congress Avenue, where they said the elevator pinned the man’s head. Medics described it as a “crush injury” and took him to University Medical Center Brackenridge with the critical injuries.
DPR Construction said this in a statement released the day of the accident:
“We are working with OSHA and the Austin Police Department to fully investigate the causes of this incident and will share updates as we receive them. All work onsite has been halted currently. We can confirm that it impacted only one of our subcontractor’s employees who was working near the exterior of the building. The incident involved injury to the worker’s upper body, resulting in trauma.”
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