EMS crews working at transporting the injured worker at the Eudora Public Safety Building Wednesday morning (photo courtesy Sydney)
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One worker was injured this morning at the construction site of the new Public Safety Building at 10th and Main Streets in Eudora.
According to Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards, a worker fell from the metal beams on the first level of the construction project into the basement of the building.
“He apparently lost his footing on one of the beams and slipped on the ice,” Edwards told us. “It was about a 15 to 18 foot drop to the concrete floor.”
Rain and snow fell during the day yesterday continuing into the early morning hours creating the slick conditions.
Edwards said that the construction worker was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance and described his injuries at the time he was transported as serious. Police were not releasing the name of the injured worker and there was no word as to his current condition.
As we get more information, we will update the story.