UPDATE: Two hurt in fall at Tualatin construction site
Two construction workers were taken to a local hospital via ground ambulance following injuries suffered in a fall Wednesday, June 10, while working on a building at the corner of Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road and 124th Avenue in Tualatin, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known.
General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis confirmed the building is the Portland General Electric operations center being built in Tualatin.
"The job site is on a stand down, and emergency personnel have transported two individuals to OHSU," the general contractor said in a statement. "The health status of those workers is our highest concern, and they are in our thoughts."
"PGE is working closely with the general contractor to investigate what happened, with the focus today on supporting the injured workers, their families, and co-workers while ensuring the site is safe going forward," said Steven Corson, a spokesman for PGE.
Initial reports were that a third worker had been injured as well but first responders were having difficulty reaching him, according to TVF&R spokesperson Stefan Myers. Firefighter Bryan Green said later Wednesday morning he believes only two people were hospitalized.
The LifeFlight Network was activated, Myers said at 10:30 a.m., and two air ambulances were dispatched to the site before the patients were taken by ambulance.
TVF&R sent crews from its technical and heavy rescue units as a precaution.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information, including to correct the number of patients. An earlier story indicated there were three injured individuals, based on initial reports from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
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