Construction worker lifeflighted after three-story fall in Perry

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A three-story fall from the Willis Avenue Apartment construction project led to the lifeflighting of a 56-year-old male worker from the scene Friday morning near downtown Perry.

The Perry Police Department and Perry First Responders responded to the accident, which occurred about 11 a.m.

According to radio traffic, the victim suffered a serious laceration to the head but was conscious, breathing and in stable condition at the time of his airborne transport from the parking lot at W. Third Street and Harold Bailey Way, where he was moved by Perry First Responders in advance of the arrival of the medical helicopter.

Construction of the $6.3 million Willis Avenue Apartment complex at 913 Willis Ave. in Perry is led by Construction Management Associates Inc., general contractors for the project. Work on the 38-unit workforce housing complex is expected to be completed late this year.

The housing development is owned by Kenosha, Wis.-based Bear Development, which owns and manages about 90 properties in 10 states, including single-family houses, apartment complexes, hotels, retail and commercial spaces and industrial sites.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information become available.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The gentleman is in stable condition. I’ve been helping take care of him. His family is very appreciative of the quick response of the emergency services.

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