Two men were hurt Monday morning after a fall while working at the construction site of Jefferson City's second public high school.
Firefighters and ambulance personnel responded to the site of Capital City High School in the 2500 block of Mission Drive at about 8:43 a.m. and found one worker with minor injuries, and another worker with "serious but not life-threatening" injuries, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Grace of the Jefferson City Fire Department.
Grace said the worker with minor injuries had fallen from the construction area at a height of probably 10 to 12 feet, and he landed on a 47-year-old colleague who sustained the more serious injuries.
The worker with the more serious injuries was conscious when first responders arrived. He was treated for his injuries, taken from the site and transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.
The worker who fell was also taken from the site and evaluated for injuries, but he was not transported by ambulance.
The names of the injured workers were not immediately released. What company the two workers are employed by — Nabholz Construction or a contractor — was also not immediately released.
Nabholz is managing the construction work at the site, as well as the renovation work at Jefferson City High School.
Structural steel and concrete work has been underway at the site of Capital City High School for several weeks. Doing Steel, of Springfield, received the structural steel contract and Samron Construction, of southern Illinois, received the structural concrete contract.
Ground was broken on CCHS in February, though tree-clearing and other work at the site had begun weeks before that.
Grace said as far as he knew, Monday was the first time there had been any serious injuries at the site.
JCFD and Cole County Emergency Medical Services responded Monday.
Firefighters and ambulance personnel assisted a 47-year-old man who was injured Monday during an accident while working at the construction site of Jefferson City's new public high school.
The Jefferson City Fire Department and Cole County Emergency Medical Services responded around 8:43 a.m. to a report of a fall victim at the Capital City High School site in the 2500 block of Mission Drive.
The man, whose name was not immediately released, was conscious but suffering from serious injuries as the result of another worker falling on him, authorities reported. The victim was treated, removed from the site and eventually transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.
The other worker was evacuated for injuries sustained during the same incident but was not transported by ambulance.