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Pittsburgh First Responders Rescue City Worker Injured in Hillside Fall

Date: May 29, 2020
Incident Type: Rescue
Location: Zone 3

First responders from the Pittsburgh bureaus of EMS, Fire and Police responded to a 9-1-1 call for a male construction worker who had fallen down a hillside on Arlington Avenue and William Street around 9:30 a.m.

When medics arrived on scene they found the male had tumbled about 150 feet down the hillside into a gully.

Rescuers from EMS Rescue 1 and Rescue 2, an EMS physician, firefighters from 27 Engine, and Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 established a rope belay system to move the patient in a Stokes basket down the 65 percent grade. 

Paramedics from Medic 3 and Medic 8 were also treating the patient on scene. 

The patient was moved safely down the hillside a little over an hour after the rescue began. He was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition with undisclosed injuries.

The man is a City of Pittsburgh construction manager who was working on a landslide mitigation project.  


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz