Construction Worker Who Fell Down Hillside Rescued

He fell 150 feet down a hillside into a gully

Andrew Limberg
May 29, 2020 - 1:33 pm
Pittsburgh Public Safety help man who fell down a hill

City of Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A construction worker is in serious, but stable condition after he fell down a hillside on Arlington Avenue Friday morning.

Pittsburgh Public Safety says that EMS, fire and police responded to a 911 call around 9:30 a.m. when they discovered the City of Pittsburgh construction manager had fallen 150 feet down the hillside and into a gully.

A rope belay system was established to move the man in a Stokes basket down a 65 percent grade.

The man was moved down the hillside a little over an hour after the rescue began.

He was then transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The man was working on a landside mitigation project.


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