Man falls 60 feet at E'town construction site

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OSHA notified of injury at manufacturing plant

By Sarah Bennett

A man with a Bowling Green-based company is in serious condition after falling 60 feet at a construction site Friday afternoon at Metalsa in Elizabethtown.

Officials have not released the name of the construction worker pending family notification but confirmed the man worked for Stewart-Richey Construction Inc.

Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said the fire department and Hardin County EMS responded at 12:05 p.m. Friday to the manufacturing plant at 750 North Black Branch Road.

According to Hulsey, the man fell approximately 60 feet from a roof deck into a pit with a concrete floor. Firefighters were able to walk into the pit, he said, and carry the man out in a leather carrier.

Kicking up dust from the construction site, a helicopter landed Friday next to Metalsa’s hydroform building.

Hulsey and James Miller, executive officer at EMS, said the construction worker sustained serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

Metalsa spokesperson Gustavo Andres said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified in addition to emergency officials.

While he declined to release the construction worker’s name, Andres said the corporation’s “thoughts and prayers” are with the man and his family.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.