Wall falls on workers at Issaquah Highlands construction site
August 24, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 2 p.m. Aug. 24, 2012
Medics transported four construction workers to area hospitals early Friday afternoon after a wall at a residential construction site in the Issaquah Highlands fell and injured the men.
Eastside Fire & Rescue and Bellevue Fire Department crews responded to the 900 block of Third Court Northeast, a highlands neighborhood west of Highlands Drive Northeast at about 1:15 p.m., after a wooden wall measuring about 16 feet by 20 feet collapsed onto the construction workers.
EFR Battalion Chief Glenn Huffman said one man sustained “significant injuries” and had to be transported to Harborview Medical Center. Medics transported the other men to nearby Swedish/Issaquah and Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue.
Huffman did not have additional information about the workers’ conditions.
The state Department of Labor & Industries intends to investigate the accident, per standard procedure.