Construction worker survives five-story fall in Ithaca

ITHACA, NY – A construction worker is recovering in the hospital after falling five stories and landing in a dumpster Monday evening.

According to WSYR-TV, the incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at a job site located at 709 West Court Street. The 37-year-old man had unhooked the fall protection he was wearing as he prepared to head home following his shift.

He fell about five stories from the roof of the building and suffered severe injuries to his neck and arm. Officials with the City of Ithaca estimate the distance was between 45 and 55 feet.

Emergency crews transported the worker via ambulance to Robert Packer Trauma Center in Sayre, Pennsylvania. His current condition is unknown, and his identity has not been released. Ithaca Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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