Press Release: Firefighters Rescue Man from Basement under Construction in Atherton

Published on Apr 25, 2017 at 08:47a.m.

For the second time in the last nine months, Menlo Park Firefighters used specialized rescue
techniques and technical rope and rigging equipment to safely remove a construction worker from a
large residential construction projects basement, after the 33 year old male worker fell from an
incomplete first floor assembly.

On April 21, 2017, Firefighters on Menlo Engine 3 were dispatched at 1215 pm to a reported fall victim
into a basement at a residential construction site located on Britton Avenue in the Town of Atherton.
The victim was reported to be conscious and breathing, but had sustained a significant head wound
and body trauma.

Full press release:  Basement Rescue - Atherton - 4-21-2017.pdf

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