The St. Louis worker who was trapped in a construction accident on South Price was rescued Wednesday afternoon. Almost seventy emergency responders were called to the scene of a construction worker trapped beneath debris at a home in Ladue. According to the Ladue Fire Chief, the construction worker was attempting to demolish the Ladue home when the cinder block chimney collapsed on the cab of his track hoe, pinning him inside. Authorities say the current condition of the man is unknown, but he was in stable condition when rescued. The Ladue Fire Chief says the worker was conscious when extracted from the debris and appeared to have some leg injuries.
Emergency personnel say the rescue was complicated and the St. Louis County's Urban Search and Rescue unit was called to the scene. Authorities say firefighters from some 27 departments offered aid during the rescue that took almost three hours. After the debris had been stabilized, the man was rescued and taken to a local hospital. Officials say the workday continued and the demolition company finished the project. The identity of the construction worker has not been released.
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in our country and accidents happen frequently. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable. When serious construction accidents occur, lives are changed forever, and individuals and their families suffer. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a construction accident, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, and a St. Louis construction accident attorney is standing by to take your call.