Construction worker seriously injured after foundation collapsed in Salt Lake City home



By Jacob Klopfenstein

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KSL– A construction worker was seriously injured on Monday after part of a house’s foundation collapsed on him, authorities said.

The accident took place just before 5 p.m. at a construction site on 4th Avenue, according to Captain Anthony Burton of the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Construction workers were in the back of a house when part of the house’s foundation collapsed on top of him, trapping him under debris and dirt, Burton said.

Heavy rescue teams from the fire department responded to the scene and found construction workers “making a valiant effort” to get the man out, Burton added.

Workers placed the man, around 30, in a more secure position, and the heavy rescue team were able to extract him in about 30 minutes, Burton said. He was taken to hospital in serious condition.

The foundation came from an older house in the avenues, Burton said. It is not known why the foundation collapsed, he added.

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