Injured construction worker rescued off roof of Kent building

Staff writerDecember 3, 2013 

Kent firefighters rescue an injured construction worker off the roof of an apartment building.

Kent firefighters today rescued a construction worker who was injured while working atop a five-story apartment complex.

The accident was reported about 11:30 a.m. at the building, which is under construction at West Smith Street and 4th Avenue North. It was not immediately clear how the worker was injured.

Firefighters decided to use a 100-foot ladder truck to rescue the man because there was limited access from the stairwell to the roof, Capt. Kyle Ohashi said.

He added that the ladder was barely able to reach the roof, which is about 60-feet high, because of where the truck had to park and the angle of the extended ladder.

The man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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