A construction worker was rushed to the hospital after falling this morning while on the job at the future site of a court.
The man, who authorities didn’t immediately identify, fell through a hole in the floor while working on the courthouse at the northwest corner of 15th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. just before 9 a.m., according to Philadelphia Fire Department Executive Chief Richard Davison.
The man landed on the floor below. Davison says the worker was rushed to an area hospital. His injuries weren't life threatening.
The $160 million project is intended to be the future home of the city's family court and is expected to open in June 2014, according to a post on AECOM's website. AECOM is the parent company of Tishman Construction, the company working on the building.
Officials topped off the 14-story, 510,000-square-foot building that will hold 29 court rooms in May, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
This project marks the second time Tishman is building a Pennsylvania of General Services project.
"Following completion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center expansion three months early, we are proud to be building the new, landmark Family Courthouse in the heart of Philadelphia," first vice president of Tishman Construction Mike Siciliano said at the time the project was announced. "We are honored to have been chosen..."
When contacted by NBC10, an AECOM Spokesman forwarded all comments about the fall to the PGS. PGS spokesman Troy Thompson released this statement on behalf of the department:
“The injury to the worker at the Family Court construction site is an unfortunate situation and we wish him a speedy, full recovery. Anytime a worker is injured on a job site, we look to our contractor’s project management team for an assessment of how the injury occurred and what will be done to ensure that it does not happen again in the future.”
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