Around 1:30 p.m. dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about the male in his 20’s trapped in a pit at the 700 block of Marion Street. When firefighters arrived, they found the man dangling 6 feet off the ground and stuck between a concrete shoring wall and a large drilling apparatus. The man was conscious and alert and talking.
Construction crews say the drilling apparatus chain broke causing the apparatus to lurch forward trapping the worker between the machine and the wall of under-construction parking garage.
The construction worker was freed by maneuvering his body around the steel equipment. The worker suffered head trauma and injuries to his ankle and leg. Medics transported the patient to Harborview Medical Center.