INDIANAPOLIS — A construction worker had to be rescued by firefighters after he was injured in downtown Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon.
Around 3:30 p.m., the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a call of an injured worker who was trapped on the eleventh floor of an apartment complex under construction at the corner of Pennsylvania and Vermont streets.
IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith says the a piece of debris injured the man, and he was unable to get out on his own. There wasn’t a construction elevator that reached the eleventh floor of the building, so firefighters had to use a crane, rope, and a stokes basket to rescue the man and lower him to the ground.
Once he was on the ground, the construction worker was loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance. He’s at the hospital with “non-life-threatening” injuries.
A couple of blocks of Pennsylvania Street were blocked off for just over an hour.