[VIDEO] Worker Rescued After Being Crushed by Wall

Jan. 15, 2020

Crews rescued a worker on Tuesday afternoon after a wall fell onto him at a luxury high-rise construction site in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, according to Fox 29. 

A spokesperson for West Palm Beach Fire Rescue told Fox that a rebar steel-reinforced wall collapsed onto the worker on the 13th floor of the high-rise. The wall fell onto his upper body, according to officials. 

According to the report, rescue crews loaded the injured worker onto a stretcher and slowly lowered him to the ground using rope. An ambulance took him to a local trauma hospital. According to police, the worker’s injuries are not life threatening. 

 A video of the rescue was posted on the West Palm Police Department's Twitter.