(PHOTO: Read Court Accident. Source: Rye PD Commish.)
News from Rye PD on a construction accident Thursday afternoon that left a worker in critical condition.
The site of the accident was 1 Read Court, the new development resulting from the subdivision of the old Rye Hospital Center property on Boston Post Road. There are three homes being developed on the site by Woodhail Rye Development LLC and Jablko Construction. One Read Court is a seven bedroom, seven bath home on the market for $4,295,000.
(PHOTO: 1 Read Court, site of the accident.)
On Thursday, March 17, 2016 at approximately 1:58 pm the City of Rye Police Department, the City of Rye Fire Department and PCRRB EMS responded to a construction accident located at 1 Read Court in the City of Rye. Upon arrival it was discovered that a 29 year old male from Hartsdale, N.Y. was struck by a 2014 Caterpillar front end loader.
The 29 year old male was the operator of the front end loader and exited the machine to inspect the construction area. Upon exiting he moved to the front area of the machine which then rolled forward pinning him against a concrete wall. A second construction worker jumped into the machine and backed it away from the operator who then fell over the concrete wall and down a 9 ft. shaft to a concrete floor.
The operator suffered two broken legs, multiple lacerations and contusions. The operator had to be extricated once he was stabilized from the construction shaft. Due to the extent of his injuries and the precarious position he fell to this required the assistance of all three agencies to get him to the ambulance. The operator was transported by EMS to Westchester Medical Center where he was admitted to the Trauma ICU and is currently in critical condition.